Texans Interested in Adding FA Schobel?

Earlier this offseason former Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel contemplated retirement after nine NFL seasons and 78 career sacks.  From Columbus, Texas, the 32-year old two-time Pro Bowl selection and Second Team All Pro defensive end told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that if the Bills release him, he’d sign with the Texans.

“If I were a free agent and I could choose a team, it would be the Texans, without a doubt,” Schobel, said Monday from his home in Columbus.

Well Bills owner Buddy Nix wore out on waiting, and released Schobel Wednesday allowing him to pursue another team or retirement.  In less than a week, his scenario has changed.  He is a free agent and now has the opportunity to join the Texans if the Texans return the interest.  He told McClain that he knows Texans defensive linemen coach Bill Kollar’s scheme and verbiage.  In fact, Nick Scurfield reported via twitter Wednesday that Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has some interest:

“He’s a heck of a player… we’ll do our homework, just like every other team.”

Last season Schobel produced 10 sacks on a Bills defense that was “always on the field.” Schobel would have plenty of opportunities to play and rest within the Texans’ depth at defensive end.


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