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Falcons Haven’t Ruled Out Re-Signing OLB O’Brien Schofield, Even After Signing Courtney Upshaw

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that the Falcons haven’t totally ruled out re-signing OLB O’Brien Schofield, even after they signed Courtney Upshaw on Friday.

McClure does, however, admit that Upshaw’s addition will clearly have an impact on his potential role next year if he returns.

Schofield reportedly has  generated interest from other teams, but he does have an offer from the Falcons.

For what it’s worth, McClure reported before free agency opened that Schofield was generating interest from the Cowboys, Bears, and Titans.

Schofield, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2010. He spent three years in Arizona before signing on with the Seahawks in 2013.

Schofield wound up following Dan Quinn to Atlanta and signing a one-year contract with the Falcons last year and is once again testing the open market for the third time in the past four seasons.

In 2015, Schofield appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 29 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 71 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.