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O’Brien Schofield agrees to terms with Seahawks
The Seahawks have traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers in their third preseason game of the year, a game that will see the starters get the most playing time of the preseason.
Seahawks fans came out in droves on Saturday in San Diego.
It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
Welcome back O’Brien Schofield, and welcome A.J. Jefferson.
Schofield agreed to re-sign with the Seahawks on Friday, after playing for the Super Bowl champions last season. The team also agreed to terms with Jefferson, a cornerback who previously played for the Minnesota Vikings (2012-13) and Arizona Cardinals (2010-11).
The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Schofield proved to be a versatile performer after the Seahawks acquired him on waivers from the Cardinals in July. He played the Leo end spot while Cliff Avril and since-departed Chris Clemons were sidelined during the preseason and early in the regular season, and also saw time at linebacker and on special teams.
He played in 15 regular-season games and started two – the opener at end and Week 3 at outside linebacker.
Schofield signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in March, but the deal was voided because he failed his physical. So he returns to the Seahawks to provide depth and versatility on a defense that led the NFL in average points and yards allowed during the 2013 season.
The 6-1, 190-pound Jefferson joined the Cardinals as rookie free agent in 2010. He was traded to the Vikings in 2012. Jefferson has two interceptions and 109 tackles in his four-season NFL career, including 66 with the Cardinals in 2011 when he started seven games.