NFL Rumors: Could Aaron Schobel Be a New England Patriot?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIAugust 3, 2010

TORONTO - DECEMBER 3:  Thomas Jones #20 of the New York Jets tries to break free from the tackle of Aaron Schobel #94 of the Buffalo Bills during their NFL game on December 3, 2009  at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Jets defeated the Bills 19-13. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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It is expected that the Buffalo Bills will release DE/LB Aaron Schobel sometime this week.

Buffalo's General Manager, Buddy Nix, commented on Schobel's status today at Bills' camp today: "Aaron has been contemplating retirement for the past seven months, but we are at the point where we are moving forward and have informed his agent of our plans,"

Now, let the speculations begin: Could Schobel play in New England next season? I believe so.

Schobel would be a nice fit in New England, he'd fit New Englands' system better than any other team. 

One of the Patriots' major weaknesses is their pass rush, and Schobel would help there tremendously. 

Last season, Schobel racked up 10 sacks for the Bills. He could be a nice replacement in New England for Derrick Burgess, who is on the verge of retirement. 

Only time will tell what Schobel will do. However, Schobel has been in the AFC East his whole career, and he knows what Patriots' football is about. I'm sure he wouldn't mind playing for a three-time Super Bowl champion team. 


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