The veteran, who signed a one-year, $1.7MM deal with Atlanta last year, finished out the year with 28 tackles, four tackles for losses, two sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and one forced fumble. The Falcons did make Schofield early on in the offseason, but it was not to the veteran’s liking. Months later, Schofield was lobbying hard for a return to Atlanta but the interest was not reciprocated at the same level. It seems that Schofield overestimated his market in the spring and found himself without a good opportunity in the summer.
The rival Patriots recently took a look at Schofield but it doesn’t look like they’ll be signing him right now. It’s not clear if the Jets have a spot for Schofield today but they could be taking a look at him as a phone number to keep handy in the event of an injury in the front seven.
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