Free agent outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield is being linked to the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys, according to the latest NFL rumors this on Tuesday.
According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Schofield has standing offers from the three NFL teams mentioned as well as the Atlanta Falcons, Schofield’s team in the 2015 season.
“You know I’ll bring 100 percent to that locker room and to the field,” Schofield said via ESPN. “And you know, without a shadow of a doubt, I would help that ballclub. I’m looking for a more dominant role as a nickel pass-rusher. I would have to be able to compete as the nickel rusher.”
The 28-year-old Schofield was the fourth round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2010 NFL Draft and stayed there for three years. He played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and 2014 helping the team to back-to-back NFC championships and the Super Bowl XLVIII title.
Schofield played all 16 regular season games for the Falcons in 2015 when he had 29 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble. For his career Schofield has recorded 124 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. Still considered in his prime, Schofield is one of the few OLBs that are highly coveted in this free agency and will be part of the NFL rumors until he decides on his next NFL team.
According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys were one of the first teams to show interest in Schofield at the start of free agency.
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