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Aaron Schobel | Defensive Lineman

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/1/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 243
College: TCU
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Former Bills DE Aaron Schobel told the Buffalo News Thursday that he now plans to stay in retirement.
NFL Network reported Wednesday that at least "a few teams" had reached out to Schobel in retirement. The Buffalo News confirms that Schobel was "flattered," but has no plans to make a comeback. The 34-year-old's career ended after the 2009 season. Schobel is second in Bills history in sacks, behind Bruce Smith. Thu, Mar 22, 2012 09:50:00 AM

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NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports that former Bills DE Aaron Schobel is contemplating a return to football.

There were some internet rumblings of this possibility last week. Schobel turns 35 before the season, but La Canfora reports that at least "a few teams" have reached out to the former two-time Pro Bowler. Just for dot-connecting purposes, some coaches with which Schobel has a background include Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey, Browns DC Dick Jauron, and Giants DC Perry Fewell.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Former Bills DE Aaron Schobel visited his old team's facility Wednesday and reiterated that he is satisfied with retirement.

Schobel, who often played in the 240-pound range, revealed that he let himself get up to 296 late last fall, indicating he never intended to continue his football career. He's back down to 258, but said he's "enjoying retirement." Still only 33, Schobel finished his nine-year career with 78 sacks and 21 forced fumbles. He'll be a candidate for the Bills' Ring of Honor.
Thu, May 26, 2011 11:15:00 AM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak indicated Wednesday that the team has given up on the idea of signing free agent Aaron Schobel.

"I think he's made the commitment to stay retired," Kubiak said. The Texans don't appear to be on good terms with Schobel after his Tuesday tryout. Houston has generated just five sacks through three games -- four of them via Mario Williams. Jesse Nading and Antonio Smith combined for the fifth.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 02:14:00 PM

Free agent DE Aaron Schobel told a local television station Tuesday that he won't be signing with the Texans after working out for the team.

Schobel suggested that the Texans aren't offering enough money to entice him from retirement. "It wasn't meant to be. We couldn't agree on terms," explained Schobel. "They saw me for what I am today and not for what I can be. It's over." Schobel doesn't sound ready to accept being a role player, and the Texans don't want to pay him as a star.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 03:59:00 PM

The Texans worked out free agent OLB Aaron Schobel on Tuesday.

Schobel won't be signing, however, reports beat writer John McClain. The team had an offer on the table for Schobel three weeks ago. It's hard to see why the semi-retired pass rusher would be working out if he wasn't open to playing this season. There has to be more to this story. Stay tuned for an update.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 03:24:00 PM

Beat writer John McClain confirms that the Texans still have an offer on the table for for free agent pass-rusher Aaron Schobel.

McClain does not confirm some shaky reports that Schobel will join the Texans as soon as today. For now, Schobel remains retired.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 08:04:00 AM

NFL Network's Jason La Canfora disputes a rumor that Aaron Schobel is contemplating a return to football.

La Canfora provides no details, but the initial "report" was shaky to begin with. Until we hear otherwise, consider the 33-year-old's nine-year career over.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 10:22:00 PM

Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along a rumor that free agent Aaron Schobel is reconsidering a return to the NFL.

His target team would apparently again be the Texans. Engel only cites "TCU people" for the speculation, but it wouldn't be a big surprise, and Houston could use him. Gary Kubiak's team was forced to keep both Tim Jamison and Jesse Nading at end behind Mario Williams, Antonio Smith, and Connor Barwin. Schobel would be an obvious upgrade over Nading or Jamison.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Free agent Aaron Schobel confirmed that he will walk way from football rather than joining the Texans for the 2010 season.

"I want to be done with it," said Schobel. "I’m going to leave it as is. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play, anyway. I’m going to be 33 in two weeks, and I’m leaving the game on my terms and nobody else’s. I’m just going to leave it alone and retire." The two-time Pro Bowler finishes his nine-year career with 78 sacks, including four seasons in double digits.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 01:44:00 PM

Free agent Aaron Schobel told the Houston Chronicle Monday morning that he's officially retired and won't be playing for the Texans.

Schobel told the Chronicle two weeks ago that he wanted to play for the Texans because they were just an hour from his home. Now he says he's tired of dieting to get down to 240 pounds, and he wants to eat and weigh 270. "I'm done with it," Schobel said, prepared to walk away from millions of dollars. In fact, he told Buffalobills.com that he won't even listen if a team calls with an offer.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 12:33:00 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak recently spoke with free agent Aaron Schobel, but the Texans are taking a "wait-and-see" approach to his potential signing.

"It’s still in the information process," Kubiak said. "I think it's just a matter of, every day, what does Aaron want to do and where does he want to do it. We'll stay a part of that process, but as far as when, how, or whatever, I don't know. We've got to keep going as a team." The Texans no longer seem like prohibitive favorites now that Schobel is keeping his options open.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 12:41:00 PM

According to ESPN's Paul Kuharsky, indications are that it will take some time before free agent Aaron Schobel decides where to sign.

Schobel's hometown Texans were seen as a lock just after his release from the Bills. There are now reports that the Patriots are showing a "strong interest" and that Schobel isn't willing to pass up a sweet monetary offer if one comes his way.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 11:02:00 AM

Mike Giardi of CSNNE reports that a source tells him the Patriots have a "strong interest" in free agent Aaron Schobel.

Giardi adds that unlike Junior Seau, Schobel is looking for big money. Long a Patriot killer, Schobel would join Tully Banta-Cain as a starting outside linebacker, relegating Rob Ninkovich and rookie Jermaine Cunningham to backup duty. The Patriots' ability to bring Schobel on board hinges on whether he's willing to play in New England. Schobel's indicated all along that playing for his hometown Houston Texans is his priority.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 10:51:00 AM

GM John Schneider indicated that the Seahawks would "absolutely" have interest in OLB Aaron Schobel if the free agent ends up not signing in Houston.

"But it sounds like he's well on his way to Houston is basically what the message we've received (is)," added Schneider. "He can clearly still play." Schobel's reunion with Texans' assistant head coach/defensive line Bill Kollar seems inevitable. It's only a matter of time before he signs with his hometown team.
Sat, Aug 7, 2010 04:36:00 PM

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