Hayes, Schofield activated

Posted by Darren Urban on October 30, 2010 – 11:12 am

The Cardinals have decided to activate linebackers Gerald Hayes and rookie O’Brien Schofield off the PUP and reserve/non-football injury lists, respectively. Hayes is not a surprise, Schofield is a little — and still an amazing story given that he blew out his knee in mid-January and will now be available for more than half the season.

To make room on the roster, the Cardinals have released wide receiver Onrea Jones and linebacker Alex Hall. Neither are surprises. Jones was unnecessary given the health of the other six receivers on the roster, while Hall was always just keeping a seat warm until the Cards were sure Schofield would be able to contribute this season. Schofield is in an important spot; with the injury to Clark Haggans, Schofield will be the Cards’ lone pure reserve OLB in this game (although I am expecting the Cards to scheme up ways to work around that depth issue, including using three-safety sets and getting Adrian Wilson in the box).

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  1. By Chris on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply


    How has Schofield looked in practice? Explosive? Ordinary? I know the hopes were high for him but more for 2011 than what I’d consider a surprise tour of duty in 2010.

  2. By carlo7000 on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    darren how much is listed o’shofield now..hope not 231 lb????

  3. By Darren Urban on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Carlo/Chris —

    RE: Schofield

    Don’t know weight but I do think he’s above 231. Don’t know how he’ll play. But they must have confidence, otherwise he wouldn’t have been activated.

  4. By cardsfan28 on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, do you think theres a chance we might see Schofield in tommorows game, or are they gonna work around it like you said?

  5. By LadyCard04 on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply


    Just so I can recognize him, what will Schofield’s number be? The team roster hasn’t been updated on the site yet. Thank you.

  6. By Darren Urban on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    LadyCard —

    RE: Schofield

    He’s on the roster, just at the bottom (you’re right it wasn’t updated). He is 50.

  7. By Dre on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hip-hip hooray, hip-hip hooray. The news lately about the Cardinals have been music to my ears.

    With Breaston back, Beanie starting and now G Hayes making his debut. I think Beanie starting hands down is the biggest news out of the three. The fact that Beanie is a starter will take his production to another level. G Hayes’s and Breaston impact will be felt but their impact will be felt full force with a couple of games back under their belt. With Early and Schofield in their roles to the team I see us possibly being at our best for the “make it or break it” part of the schedule…week 10 thru week 15 will tell if we win this division or not. The next two game will serve as time to allow the team to start clicking as one unit.

    I predicted us to have a record of 4 and 4 after week 9, so far we are right on course. If the team can get everything together by week 10 there is no reason for us not to win 5 out of 6 of those games, if not all 6 and a record of 9 and 7 could win the NFC West.

    w-Seattle Seahawks @ home
    ?-Kansas City Chiefs
    w-San Francisco 49ers @ home
    w-St. Louis Rams @ home
    w-Denver Broncos @ home
    w-Carolina Panthers

    I can see the Cardinals with double digit wins this years and I predicted 10 wins once I saw who we played. Thats why I didn’t understand Whisenhunts’ panic move with Matt Leinart. Going into the year with DA and two rookies was a big risk and still is but so far so good. Just imagine we win the division with an undrafted rookie. They will claim Whisenhunt as the greatest coach of all times, when the truth of the matter was the schedule the whole time.

    Dallas Cowboys @ home
    San Francisco 49ers

  8. By ImaCafan on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    There is some question as to Schofields weight. It is reported at 6’2″ 231. If you were to hazard a guess, how big would say he is? Does he look healthy in practice? Short? Tall? Thick? Thin? BTW, love your articles, Darren. Appreciate the work.

  9. By redsea85 on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    this is great news..we just improved defensively for the second half of season! Congrats ob your my guy! darren. Do you think ob will make a nice impact this season? Or more likely next season?

  10. By nolan on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    ok so darren,am i hearing this right, o brien schofield will be playing vs tampa bay tommorow?

  11. By jwit on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply


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  13. By Beauchamp on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Can we expect to see any Schofield in pass rushing scenarios this sunday? The guy is a freak and I’m pretty sure the reason we cut Cody Brown, we were the luckiest team in the draft such a talent fell so far. If he is half the player and work horse he was in college he will be a phenom Lamar Woodley type OLB

  14. By Darren Urban on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Beauchamp —

    RE: More Schofield

    I don’t know what to expect, frankly.

  15. By Brad Oneill on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    WOW-Schofield must really have shown something in practice. i expected him to be put on IR. I am really excited he is progressing so well. if you think us fans get pumped over an undrafted rookie quarterback you should see how pumped we get over an absolute steal we got in the draft. Everything about the guy points in the right direction.

  16. By Phoenixraven1 on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Rise up red sea!!!!

  17. By Bonehead on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply


    I was really hoping Jones would stay and the fumble machine (AKA Andre Roberts) would have been released. Exactly what does this coaching staff see in Roberts? Any advantage his ST skills provide is easily outweighed by his game-killing fumbles in our own redzone.

  18. By jeff l ford on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    having been a card fan since 1970, i have suffered a lot and have been deleriously happy during whiz’s tenure as coach…graves(and denny green-to a point) greatly improved the overall talent level on the team…to be even talking about winning the division is wonderful…see cards history starting from 78 until thw whiz showed up(minus the plummer miracle season)…the cards ahead in the sb late??!! winning the division a second year in a row??!! sellout games in a new stadium??!! r u kidding me…this is a great time for the cards…sure, hindsight is 20/20…leinart was thought by very few that he would be a successful nfl qb, maybe he would have been, maybe not…i do think matt should have not been released…it seemed too risky entering the season with da and 2 rookies
    (if da had played up to his pro bowl year level-we would all be saying whiz was a genius!!)…as parcell used to say”you are what your record says your are”…cards could easily have been 1-5 by now-i’ll take 3-3…9-7 should win the division-cards will have their chance at it, but only if the qb play improves-just make the easy throws!!..the rb’s must not fumble!!….unless the cards falter they will not be drafting one of the top qbs in next years draft-cards will not make a huge trade to move that far up!! unless max or da play much better the rest of this year, im sure cards will bring in a nother vet and will draft a second tier prospect…whiz does need to get it right or else our fine group of core players will be getting old and window of opp may be narrowing…realistically, though, niners look like its just not gonna work out with singletary, carroll has already proven he cant win at nfl level and only left usc to avoid the mess they’re in now…rams might be the team to beat in a year or so…meanwhile we should enjoy the fact that the cards are competing for the division title…after all the miserable losing seasons the cards have had, we should be happy that we have not been eliminated from the playoffs by week 7 as we have been many times in the past.

  19. By cardfan on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    some one tell me why with 3min to go with 2 time outs we have derek anderson throw the ball into triple coverage. why not run it.. terrible play calling

  20. By ron werner on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    ugly play call and throw at the end!!!

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