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O’Brien Schofield heads to the Giants

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The champs have lost their second free agent in less than an hour.

Linebacker O’Brien Schofield is leaving the Seahawks, and he’ll be playing for the team that plays in the place where Seattle won the Super Bowl.

Per a league source, Schofield has agreed to terms on a two-year, $8 million contract.

Waived last year by the Cardinals and claimed by the Seahawks, he appeared in 15 regular-season games with two starts.

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31 Responses to “O’Brien Schofield heads to the Giants”
  1. pathsovglory says: Mar 11, 2014 4:48 PM

    GET PAID OBIE!

  2. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    Big money for a guy that had 1 sack in Week 1 and was invisible since. Good for him.

  3. bathmat42 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    LOL he had 7 tackles last year.

  4. andreboy1 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    guys just can’t wait to get away from that never-ending mist

  5. stumpzzz says: Mar 11, 2014 4:50 PM

    Not a huge loss, but liked his production for his pay. Can’t blame him, 2yrs/$8M is a good deal.

  6. bigbluebeast says: Mar 11, 2014 4:50 PM

    This guy blows. Way to go Reese.

  7. qdog112 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:50 PM

    The giants just got much better. With Schofield and Beason, they can now stop people. With Eli throwing, they will need to stop people … often.

  8. hawksfan99 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    I hate this time of the year.

  9. babehuee says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    Big deal.

  10. billco6192013 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:52 PM

    A guy with two career starts last year gets 8 million,what the hell is Reese doing .Sign BEASON.

  11. somebodyisupthere says: Mar 11, 2014 4:52 PM

    Huh?!? 15 games….8 tackles? Can someone shed some light on this guy?

  12. RedSox83 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:54 PM

    Please let the two-year, $8 million be a typo. This guys career numbers indicate the Giants way over paid.

  13. Matt B says: Mar 11, 2014 4:57 PM

    This guy is a very good player who could really break-out with the Giants. The perfect example of a Seahawks kind of player who did something unique enough to warrant the kind of Contract the ‘Hawks couldn’t afford to pay in 2014.

  14. chalkruz1989 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:58 PM

    I don’t want to assume because of an old prophecy, but I assume that Jerry Reese is going to let Jon Beason walk…Awful move JR!

  15. theclink12 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:59 PM

    Important to note that neither player lost was a starter.

    Seattle will keep who they want and replenish the depth in the draft and mild free agent signings.

    In Schneider We Trust

  16. billco6192013 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:59 PM

    HE HAD 7 SOLO TACKLES COMPARED TO 94 BY BEASON.THIS GUY WAS CUT BY THE CARDS.WOW REESE,THATS ALLI CAN SAY.UNLESS HE IS GOING TO TAKE TUCKS PLACE OR START AT OUTSIDE LINEBACKER.

  17. juliusanonymous says: Mar 11, 2014 4:59 PM

    Wow, great for O’Brien! I think he got cut from some team before playing for the Seahawks last season. I was rooting for him in the preseason as my underdog of the year. It’s great to see him getting his payday.

    But I gotta ask: What’s in the water out in NY? I don’t really understand paying him $4m/yr. Good player, but that’s the kind of contract you give to a guy that will be playing every down. Not sure he’s quite at that level.

    Great news for Schofield, though! Good to see our reserves and bit players getting out there and getting paid. Should help with recruiting new blood.

  18. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 11, 2014 5:01 PM

    Giants should ask Reese to tender his resignation effective immediately. The player’s production merits vet minimum and they sign him for 8 over 2… abysmal.

  19. robseahawksfan says: Mar 11, 2014 5:02 PM

    Not a bad player for the Hawks, he was signed when the Hawks had to survive Bruce Irvin’s four-week suspension. He played well and provided high-motor pass-rushing. The Giants got a decent OLB today.

  20. seahawkswilson says: Mar 11, 2014 5:02 PM

    Will always be a SB winner. But not worth it for that price. A below average starter, or a halfway decent backup at best.

  21. seaeagle707 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:12 PM

    Now we KNOW that Coughlin is desperate. But great for OBS, nonetheless.

  22. seahawk45 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:46 PM

    I’m a diehard seahawk fan! Have seen every game this season. Never heard of him.

  23. thefox61 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:04 PM

    Who?

  24. degmen says: Mar 11, 2014 6:12 PM

    Is Reese trying to F the Giants before he gets fired? Here’s 8mil to sit the bench for two years.

  25. jmethane says: Mar 11, 2014 6:14 PM

    You guys must be joking or you just tell everyone that you are a diehard seahawks fan because the are the champs.

    Any “diehard” fan knows who he is. Mayowa ring a bell?…How about Scruggs…

    Didn’t think so.

  26. Dusty Grey says: Mar 11, 2014 6:44 PM

    Good signing for the Giants. For those Griants fans who are freaking out about his numbers from last year, I suggest you learn a bit more about his role in the Seattle D.

    He was the primary back-up to the LEO role most commonly occupied by Chris Clemons or Cliff Avril (depending on the down/distance). His particular niche is rushing the QB and causing disruption, but he’s serviceable against the run. He was very effective in limited snaps this year, and would have had a bigger role if it weren’t for the Seahawks glut of pass rushers.

    My guess is that he will flip between OLB and the Elephant role and will be good for 6-7 sacks next year. I think most teams would pay a DE/OLB $4mil for that kind of production and versatility.

    As a Seahawks fan, I am bummed to see him go. I saw him as a potential replacement for Avril when he chases a big contract next year.

  27. jtylert says: Mar 11, 2014 7:44 PM

    Hawks LB coach said he was the hardest hitter on the team by far.

    Hope he gets lots of snaps to show it.

    Good luck, Obie wan.

  28. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    No way even a casual fan of Seattle doesn’t know who Schofield is…He flashed in preseason but as Clemons got healthy, we got Irvin back he also sat behind Avril and Bennett doesn’t mean he doesn’t have talent.

  29. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:02 PM

    Just a heads up for everyone screaming “sign Beason! Sign Beason!” Beason can’t talk or sign with ANYONE until Friday because he changed his representation to himself, league rules say he’s gotta wait 3 days before he talks to anyone.

  30. chicagosports2014 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:34 AM

    Scho!

  31. mrseaballs says: Mar 15, 2014 3:17 PM

    Teams are pretty much fighting over all the Seahawk free agents. Same with the regular season though. As soon as a player gets cut somebody picks him up. Usually the 9ers. They probably get them to SF and try to get them to give up Seahawk information. Dirty rotten scoundrels . And you “Seahawk fans” should get to know the players on your team. They’re an interesting bunch and worthy of at least being known.

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