Giants' Free Agency 2014: O'Brien Schofield deal 'dead,' per report

O'Brien Schofield deal with Giants reportedly 'dead' - Whitney Curtis

Tracking the news and rumors about the Giants as of Wednesday evening.




Valentine's View: Walton started every game for Denver in 2010 and 2011. He was a 2010 third-round pick. Don't go nuts here thinking the Giants are counting on the guy to be their starting center. This is going to be a no-risk 'kick the tires' move to see if the guy has anything left in the tank.


It looks like linebacker O'Brien Schofield, who had agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal, won't become a member of the New York Giants. There had been speculation much of Wednesday afternoon that issues with Schofield's knee that cropped up during a Giants' physical jeopardized the deal, and now's Jordan Ranaan is referring to the deal as "dead."

Schofield reportedly suffered a knee injury in 2010 at the Senior Bowl, but has had no knee issues as a pro.

Here is what else is going on with the Giants and free agency as we head into Wednesday evening.

-- Offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (four years, $16.8 million, 6.2 million guranteed) and running back Rashad Jennings (four year, $14 million, $3 million guaranteed) have signed their Giants' contracts. Both took to social media to break the news.

Here, incidentally, is a quote from Schwartz.

One further note about Schwartz. There had been lots of speculation that he might play right tackle. That does not seem to be the case.

-- The Giants missed out on wide receiver/kick returner Jacobs Jones, who returned to the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year deal.

Giants' Free Agency Scorecard


Jon Beason -- Re-signing with Giants [Full story]
Justin Tuck
-- Reportedly leaning toward a return to the Giants.
Linval Joseph -- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings. [Full story]
Hakeem Nicks -- Almost certainly out the door. The questions are to whom and for how much.
Andre Brown
Trumaine McBride -- Re-signed to two-year, $3.1 million deal.
Terrell Thomas
Stevie Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
Kevin Boothe
Mike Patterson
Josh Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Curtis Painter -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Peyton Hillis -- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Louis Murphy
Bear Pascoe
Shaun Rogers
Keith Rivers -- Signed two-year, $5 million deal with Buffalo Bills.
Aaron Ross
Ryan Mundy -- Signed with the Chicago Bears. [Full story]


Jim Cordle -- Not tendered.
Henry Hynoski -- Not tendered
Da'Rel Scott -- Not tendered
Spencer Paysinger -- Received $1.431 million RFA tender
Mark Herzlich
-- Re-signed to one-year deal

Exclusive Rights

Dallas Reynolds -- Received ERFA tender

New Giants

OG Geoff Schwartz -- Signed four-year, $16.8 million deal ($.6.2M guaranteed)
RB Rashad Jennings -- Signed four-year, $14 million deal ($3M guaranteed)
LB O'Brien Schofield -- Signed two-year, $8 million deal. Deal is reportedly now 'dead.'
C J.D. Watson -- Signed with Giants. Contract terms unknown.

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