Schobel Is Officially Retired

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Aaron Schobel #94 of the Buffalo Bills rushes quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel has decided to retire. This comes after months of speculation on whether or not he would rejoin the Bills for the 2010 season.

“I am retiring,” Schobel told KRIV-TV of Houston. “That’s it. What else is there to say?”

The Bills released Schobel on August 4th, and it was recently reported that a handful of teams had contacted him for his services, two teams in particular, the New England Patriots and his home town team, the Houston Texans.

Schobel is a two-time Pro Bowl selection , and was the Bills best pass rusher since Bruce Smith, totaling 78 sacks in his nine year career, which makes him 2nd on the all time Buffalo Bills sack list behind Smith.

No one should question Schobel’s heart and desire during his playing days with the Bills, but one could ponder if Schobel would have stuck around in Buffalo if he had been a part of a winning program throughout the years.

But this fan isn’t bitter, thanks for the years Schobel, and enjoy your retirement, let’s hope this opening on the defensive line gives an opportunity to one of the young guys to become the Bills next ‘sack master’.

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