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

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

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




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

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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.