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Ravens sign OL Michael Schofield, former Panthers starter

The Ravens have signed veteran guard Michael Schofield, the team announced Tuesday, adding another potential contributor as organized team activities wind down.

Terms of the deal were not announced. The 6-foot-6 Schofield, 30, has appeared in 87 games over six NFL seasons, with 69 starts. He started three games last season for the Carolina Panthers and missed time while on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed four sacks and committed three penalties in 270 snaps in 11 games.

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Schofield, who has experience at both guard and tackle, started his career as a third-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos. After two seasons in Denver, he was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers, where he started all 32 games at right guard from 2018 to 2019. He signed a one-year deal with Carolina last offseason. Schofield will face steep competition to make the team as a guard, though he could also help out as a swing tackle.

“[He’s] just another veteran lineman who really knows how to play,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after Schofield’s first practice with the team. “He understands the game, he’s got a physicality to him. ... I do like the fact that we’re bringing in guys who embrace our style of play up front and are very smart and experienced players.”

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