Deal with Schofield on hold, is now said to be DOA

The Giants deal with O’Brien Schofield is on hold due to a physical issue with his knee (Rapoport, March 12).

The Giants were reportedly ready to sign Schofield to a two-year, $8 million deal (Schefter & Garafolo, March 11),

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.




11 comments
fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Ok, definitely a good thing that we discovered this in time...now lets put that 8 million to better use....

joeknix
joeknix

4M a year for a guy who's best year is 37 tackles and 4.5 sacks was a bit high anyway.

cedes
cedes

deal's dead according to rotoworld

cole3244
cole3244

this mat be related to beason resigning.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

Even if he ends up signing for less i believe he could be a key player on defense, put him beside beason and let him do what he's done in the past: fly around the field and get to the quarterback

mike23
mike23

Reese probably second guessing the decision to sign him, probably like why don't you check those knees again and lets see if we can get out of this deal before we invest 8 million to a guy who hasn't done much to deserve it. 

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Don't mess around with guys who have a history of knee injuries. They hardly ever work out...WE don't need T2 II.