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Cardinals waive outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield

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The Cardinals have waived outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield, the club said Thursday.

The 26-year-old Schofield played and started nine games in 2012, notching 34 tackles and four sacks. An ankle injury in November ended his season.

Schofield’s release comes on the same day the club struck a deal with veteran pass rusher John Abraham. The Cardinals confirmed they had reached agreements¬†with Abraham and tackle Eric Winston on Thursday afternoon.

Schofield (6-3, 242) is slated to make $1.323 million in 2013, per Rotoworld.com salary figures. He could appeal to clubs looking to improve their OLB depth.

The Cardinals also announced the signing of first-year outside linebacker Kenny Rowe on Thursday. Rowe played collegiately at Oregon.

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11 Responses to “Cardinals waive outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield”
  1. irootforthecardinals says: Jul 25, 2013 8:00 PM

    The Browns or Chargers will claim him in 5, 4, 3, 2, …

  2. uwsptke says: Jul 25, 2013 8:08 PM

    Bring him back to Wisconsin, Ted.

  3. gbfanforever says: Jul 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    Why are they giving up on him so quickly? He defenitely showed flashes as a pro and he has a lot of football in front of him. Abraham’s at the end of his road.

  4. ee00ee says: Jul 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    I think his best bet is to go to a 43 D. Then again, I thought that before the draft and seeing him lose a step to injuries should rule out a pass rush role in a 34

  5. Jason says: Jul 25, 2013 9:30 PM

    Buffalo could use an addition like this. Somebody that can play the hybrid OLB/DE role and be able to rush the passer some.

  6. fordmandalay says: Jul 25, 2013 9:37 PM

    And the Cards continue to dump younger players while signing old ones. What’s the team median age now, 34?

  7. cardsfann1 says: Jul 25, 2013 9:51 PM

    Guy has great athletic ability. His problem is that he is as sharp as a bowling ball. He just couldn’t learn the play book. His athletic ability can only carry him so far. Wish him the best of luck. He will get picked up this week…

  8. jerrykramer says: Jul 25, 2013 10:33 PM

    Tekes think alike.

  9. hellogoodbyeandgoodnight says: Jul 25, 2013 11:42 PM

    He would be a fine backup anywhere in the league or a starter for Detroit.

  10. tangysizzl says: Jul 26, 2013 1:40 AM

    Zero chance he clears waivers and zero chance the Packers get a shot at claiming him. I wonder if they even tried to trade him because I certainly think he would have some trade value to a team like the Chargers or Saints and many other teams that run a 3-4.

  11. steelerben says: Jul 26, 2013 12:20 PM

    The Saints, the Browns, the Chargers, the Eagles, and the Steelers are probably all going to be at least interested if his ankle is all clean. The 49ers could be a dark horse to stash him and let him develop for a while if it isn’t.

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