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Veteran LB Aaron Schobel Leaving Buffalo: Houston Texans To Sign Him?

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans is sacked by Aaron Schobel #94 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Brett StephenAnalyst IIAugust 3, 2010

The Buffalo Bills have announced they are ready to part ways with veteran linebacker Aaron Schobel.

Schobel, a Texas native and former TCU star, spoke of his desire to return to football and said, “I probably changed my mind 10 times about it this week.” 

Schobel is second on the Bills’ all-time sack list behind Hall of Famer Bruce Smith with 78 sacks in his nine-year career. 

The big question is whether or not Schobel is done playing football. 

A veteran like Schobel would be a welcome addition to any franchise for the right price.

Adding an eight- or nine-sack guy to an already talented defensive front seven would be a great move for the Houston Texans. 

Even if he is just an insurance policy for their current starters, Schobel is a veteran presence in the locker room, on the practice field, and in the community. 

The Bills have already said that if Schobel does decide to return to football, they will release him.

Schobel’s 2009 stats included 56 tackles (34 solo), 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception. 

Even at 33 years old, Aaron Schobel can still play. 

The Houston Texans should make a strong play to get him to return home and finish off his career in red, white, and blue.

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