The Giants deal with O’Brien Schofield is on hold due to a physical issue with his knee (Rapoport, March 12).
Schofield played 2013 with the Seahawks, with just seven tackles and one sack. His previous three seasons were spent with the Cardinals, where he had 10.5 sacks total.
Over his career, he has 78 total tackles, 11.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants’ medical staff has a reputation for being cautious and thorough and this could be nothing but a precautionary measure.
It is well-known that Schofield tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl in 2010, but both of his previous teams – Arizona and Seattle – found no issues with the knee over his pro career.
Our research has only turned up surgeries on both shoulders (one was a ‘clean-up’ and the other was to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff) and his ankle (torn ligaments). No mention of any knee problems since being activated in October of 2010 by the Cardinals.
UPDATE: Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger is reporting the Schofield deal is “dead”…
Rejoice, Giants fans. The Giants signing of linebacker/defensive end O’Brien Schofield isn’t going to happen after all.
The acquisition hit a snag when the Giants noticed a problem with his knee during the physical. The deal was originally put on hold, but now appears “dead,” one individual with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com.