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NFL Free Agency: Falcons Sign DE O'Brien Schofield

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An Ex-Seahawk is reunited with his DC.

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The Falcons have added additional depth to the pass rush by signing former Seahawks O'Brien Schofield today. Per Jay Adams of the Atlanta Falcons:

We should have known Thomas Dimitroff would sign Schofield, fitting the mold of a terribly difficult name to spell. Schofield is still relatively young at just 27 years old and likely figures to be a rotational piece for the Falcons, with the recent signing of Adrian Clayborn. His familiarity with Dan Quinn is a huge plus here, as he likely knows what to expect and the coach knows what he's getting.

Beginning with his 2010 season with the Cardinals, Schofield has registered 2, 4.5, 4, 1, and 3 sacks each season - the last two being with the Seahawks. As a rotational player, he has some value but shouldn't be expected to be much more than that. He's a value signing, and one that has a connection to the new coaching staff - but expectations should be kept in check.

What do you think of the new signing?