The Panthers activated Schofield from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
Schofield has been on the COVID-19 list since Oct. 19, but he's cleared the necessary protocols and will return to team activities. The veteran lineman lost his starting job before landing on the list, and it's unclear how he'll be utilized upon return.
Schofield was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Schofield has either contracted the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. Either way, he'll need to pass the NFL's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities. His absence will hurt the team's offensive line depth, but he hasn't started a game since Week 2.
Schofield agreed to terms Wednesday on a two-year contract with the Chargers , James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Schofield was claimed off waivers by the Chargers last September and was expected to serve in a depth role, but endued up starting five games for the team in 2017. He should settle back into a reserve role in 2018 but could be given an opportunity to battle for the starting job at right tackle if Joe Barksdale is released.
Schofield was claimed by the Chargers on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
Schofield figures to function as a depth lineman for the Chargers. Schofield was previously with Denver before being claimed by Los Angeles.
Broncos offensive lineman Michael Schofield is ready to come in and compete for a starting job this season, reports the Denver Post.
After not dressing for a single game as a rookie, Schofield added weight and he looks forward to fighting for a starting job.
"I am going in there with that mentality. In the NFL everybody is competing," Schofield said during a road trip to see family in Illinois. "They are looking for someone to step up and take over. I want to make that jump."
The third-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2014 struggled with weight issues, but he is now up to 305 pounds. He also recognized that his pass protection needs improvement.
"Personally, I felt there were reasons I wasn't out there (for games). I wasn't consistent enough in pass pro (protection). And my weight was really fluctuating," Schofield said.
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak believes that the team's zone-blocking scheme can help Schofield elevate his game, and Schofield agrees.
"We like the Schofield kid, so we'll see. We think he's got some flexibility (in where he can play)," Kubiak said. "It will be very competitive."
"I feel like I am better suited for this," Schofield said. "You have to be able to reach block, and I feel the steps required fit me better."
The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.
Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.
The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.
The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders.
Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches.
The Broncos declared running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot), defensive back Tony Carter, offensive linemen Michael Schofield and Paul Cornick, tight end Dominique Jones and defensive lineman Quanterus Smith inactive for Monday's game at Cincinnati.
The Broncos ruled the following players inactive for Week 15 against San Diego: Wide receiver Cody Latimer, running back Ronnie Hillman, defensive back Kayvon Webster, offensive lineman Paul Cornick, offensive lineman Michael Schofield, tight end Jacob Tamme and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos declared running back Montee Ball (groin), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), wideout Cody Latimer (concussion), cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder), offensive tackles Chris Clark and Michael Schofield, and safety Quinton Carter (knee) inactive for the game against the Bills.
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs: tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hamstring) and Kayvon Webster (shoulder), running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tackles Michael Schofield and Chris Clark.
Thomas and Talib were questionable to play, while Ball, Hillman and Webster had all previously been ruled out.
The Broncos will have safety Quinton Carter (ankle) available for the game after he was listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report. The team also had five players listed as probable and all are active, including safety David Bruton (finger), tight end Virgil Green (calf), linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ankle) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The following players have been listed as inactive for the Broncos in Week 12 against the Dolphins: Montee Ball, Julius Thomas, Ronnie Hillman, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Michael Schofield and Marvin Austin.
Only two injured Broncos have been ruled out for the game Sunday against St. Louis. They are running back Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tight end Virgil Green (knee), who had been deemed doubtful.
The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, running back Kapri Bibbs, linebacker Todd Davis and offensive tackle Michael Schofield.
The Broncos have listed Montee Ball, Quinton Carter, Virgil Green, Kapri Bibbs , Steven Johnson, Ben Garland and Michael Schofield as inactive Week 9 against the Patriots.
Ball is still dealing with a groin injury, and won't play. Carter, Green and Johnson all entered the contest considered questionable. All three were ruled out Sunday.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Broncos Week 8 at home against the Chargers: Monte Ball, Omar Bolden, Kapri Bibbs, Steven Johnson, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield and Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).
Featured back Montee Ball (groin) and linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee) are the lone injured players on the inactive report released Sunday by the Broncos for their game against the host Jets.
The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, defensive back Tony Carter, offensive linemen Ben Garland and Michael Schofield and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos have listed seven players as probable Week 6 against the Jets.
David Bruton, Andre Caldwell, Chris Harris, Lerentee McCray, Brandon McManus, Michael Schofield and Juwan Thompson should all be able to play Sunday. All seven were able to take part in full practice Friday.
The Broncos have made RB C.J. Anderson, S David Bruton, DE Ben Garland, LB Lerentee McCray, DT Mitch Unrein, WR Cody Latimer and OL Michael Schofield inactive Week 5 against the Cardinals.
Both Bruton and McCray entered the day considered questionable. Bruton is dealing with an ankle injury. McCray has a knee issue.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Broncos in Week 3 against Seattle: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Lerentee McCray, Danny Trevathan, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield and Mitch Unrein.