NFL Rumor: Former Bills’ DE Aaron Schobel Ready to Retire?
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former Buffalo Bills defensive end/outside linebacker Aaron Schobel is expected to officially retire (again).
After being released by the Bills so he could go after a chance to win a championship, or whatever exactly it was that he was in search for, the star defensive lineman is apparently ready to call it quits.
We’ll believe it when we see it.
Everyone knew Schobel was “pulling a Favre” and didn’t want anything to do withtraining camp, and his disdain for Buffalo’s losing ways also was getting in the way of his desire to continue playing.
There have also been reports that Schobel is simply tired of the grind, and would rather eat freely and balloon to 270+ pounds, instead of training hard to stay at his current playing weight (which is about 245 pounds).
Fantasy Dish: Talks broke down between Schobel and the Houston Texans, and many believed it had something to do with Schobel wanting more money than what was being offered.
While we should never take retirement lightly, we’re still banking on Schobel playing in 2010, although not necessarily from start to finish. He’s still fairly young for a defensive lineman, and can still have a major impact, especially on a contending team. If he plays in 2010, we like him as a solid fantasy defensive end in all IDP leagues.
Stay tuned, as this story has changed it’s tune about three or four times since retirement buzz emanated from Buffalo following the end of the 2009 NFL season