The Giants re-signed linebacker Jon Beason on Wednesday, but a deal they struck with another linebacker on Tuesday is on hold.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Giants’ deal with linebacker O’Brien Schofield has not gone through. The holdup is reportedly questions about Schofield’s knee raised during his physical with the team.
Schofield tore his ACL at the 2010 Senior Bowl, but his only notable injury in the NFL was an ankle issue that forced him onto injured reserve after seven games in the 2012 season. Schofield played 15 games in the regular season for the Seahawks last season and saw action in two of their three playoff contests.
The deal Schofield initially signed was for two years and $8 million and the two sides could try to reconnect on a new pact that reflects whatever concerns the Giants may have. Or the Giants may just decide to move onto other options now that they’ve got Beason back in the fold for the 2014 season.