Schofield tells McClure that he believes he could really help the Falcons, who have reportedly shown interest in re-signing him this offseason.
“You know I’ll bring 100 percent to that locker room and to the field,” Schofield told ESPN.com Tuesday. “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.”
However, McClure adds that the belief right now is that the Falcons no longer have an offer on the table for him. Even so, McClure doesn’t rule out a return to the Falcons, given that they could still use some pass-rush help.
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 later followed Dan Quinn to Atlanta and signed a one-year contract with the Falcons last year.
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.