The Falcons have agreed to terms with linebacker O’Brien Schofield, according to Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com (via Twitter). Schofield had been drawing interest from a number of teams, but it appears that he has decided to follow his former defensive coordinator to Atlanta.
On Wednesday, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter learned from Schofield‘s agent that four teams were trying to sign him. Schofield, coming off of a solid year with the Seahawks, has been ticketed for Atlanta for some time thanks to his relationship with Dan Quinn. Schofield recorded 25 total tackles and two sacks last season with the Seahawks and played in all 16 regular season games.
Last offseason, Schofield 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. After a strong year in Seattle, he wound up being rather thankful for that occurrence.
“I look at it now, and it probably was one of the bigger blessings of my career because I got the chance to work with this group of guys and these coaches again,’’ the 27-year-old (28 in April) said.
Now, with his deal in Atlanta, he’ll change zip codes but he’ll get to stay with a lot of the same faces.