Falcons Sign O’Brien Schofield


The Falcons announced Thursday that they had agreed to a deal with DE O’Brien Schofield. Terms of the deal have not yet been announced. Schofield reunites with his old Defensive Coordinator in Dan Quinn, who is now Head Coach of the Falcons. The two won a Super Bowl together in 2014, and look to continue their success together in Atlanta. Schofield played his college ball at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted in the 4th Round by the Cardinals in 2010. Claimed off waivers by Seattle in 2013, he spent two years with the team, where he was a rotational player. Injuries have held back the Defensive End, as he has seen his draft stock fall and a deal with the Giants fall through last offseason due to a failed physical. Still, he contributed to one of the best defenses in NFL history and has familiarity with Quinn’s defense. Schofield has 13.5 sacks in 66 career games. The fact that he will appear in the red and black this upcoming season should give Atlanta fans faith that Quinn trusts Schofield’s ability as well as his body. The 6’3’’ 260 former Super Bowl Champion fills a big need at DE for Atlanta. Depending on the price tag, I think this was a solid move by Atlanta.

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