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O'Brien Schofield announces return to Seahawks

  • By Ryan Maquinana NFL.com
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When O'Brien Schofield's departure to the Big Apple fell through, he found a welcome suitor -- his old team.

The outside linebacker announced Friday that he will return to the Seattle Seahawks, two months after reaching a deal with the New York Giants that did not materialize because of questions surrounding his physical, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Schofield previously tore his ACL in a 2010 Senior Bowl practice, an injury that knocked him down to the fourth round of the ensuing NFL draft.

Schofield, 27, spent his first three campaigns with the Arizona Cardinals before being released. In his first season with the Seahawks, he had eight tackles and one sack in 15 games playing behind Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith. Schofield even started a pair of contests when Irvin was suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Expect Schofield to continue bolstering the defending Super Bowl champions' depth in a backup role.

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