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Put a Hold on Retirement: Aaron Schobel Pursued By Handful of Teams

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)
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Evan HigginsCorrespondent IIAugust 8, 2010

Less than a month after veteran defensive end Aaron Schobel contemplated retirement, he is now getting offers from many different teams.

Schobel was released from the Buffalo Bills last week after they grew tired of waiting on his decision. 

Reports say that the Houston Texans are the favorites right now, but he is also gaining interest from New England and Seattle. Any three of these teams would be a great fit for Schobel.

His connection to Houston makes it the most likely landing spot, and even Seattle's general manager admitted signing hime would be a long shot, stating on KIRO-AM, "He sounds like he is well on his way to Houston."

Schobel sold his house in Buffalo and bought a new one in Houston, so signing with the Texans seems to be the most logical decision. He has said that he wants to spend more time with his family.

At age 32, Schobel talked about retirement towards the end of last season, remarking that football was not fun to him anymore. He also expressed frustration at the Bills' struggle to make the playoffs.

Signing with Seattle would probably frustrate him even more, so look for him to sign with New England or Houston in the next few days. 

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