12:52pm: The Seahawks will be bringing back another member of the defense that helped them win a Super Bowl three months ago, according to a tweet from O’Brien Schofield. “Hey 12th man, I’m coming back home one more year,” O’Brien announced on Twitter, suggesting that a deal to return to Seattle is in place.
Schofield, 27, reached an agreement with the Giants on a two-year contract worth a reported $8MM right after free agency opened, but the deal fell apart when he took a physical. Considering most free agents who have signed in the last few weeks are receiving minimum salary contracts, it’s unlikely that Schofield will come anywhere close to a base value of $8MM on his new deal. However, he reportedly passed a physical during an April visit with the Titans, so his health should no longer be a significant concern.
In 2013, Schofield appeared in 171 total defensive snaps, including 22 in the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. As a reserve defensive end and outside linebacker, the former fourth-round pick logged nine tackles and a sack.