Bears Tried Out 4 Players Including OLB O’Brien Schofield & DE Josh Boyd

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the brought in four players for tryouts on Friday including Bears tried out DE Josh Boyd, Marquis Jackson, OLB Andy Mulumba and OLB O’Brien Schofield.

Schofield, 29, 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 later followed Dan Quinn to Atlanta and signed a one-year contract with the Falcons last year.

Atlanta decided to re-sign Schofield a few weeks ago only to cut him loose soon after.

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

Boyd, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.25 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season when the Packers waived him this past May.

The Seahawks brought Boyd in for a workout last week but did not sign him to a contract. This is the second team with reported interest in Boyd since the Packers cut him loose shortly after the 2016 NFL Draft.

He has been working his way back from a serious ankle injury that ended his 2015 season.

In 2015, Boyd appeared in two games for the Packers after he suffered a torn ligaments in addition to a broken bone in his ankle and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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