Buffalo Bills
Name  Aaron Schobel
Born  9/1/1977
Height  6-4
Weight  243
College  T-C-U
9/28/2010 3:39:00 PM
Description: The Texans brought in free agent LB Aaron Schobel for a workout Tuesday. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The weird part is that the report states Schobel won't be signing. So why bother working out? The Texans had a deal for Schobel a few weeks ago, but nothing came of it.
8/16/2010 10:25:00 PM
Description: Free agent Aaron Schobel told the Houston Chronicle Monday morning that he's officially retired and won't be playing for the Texans.
Insight: Schobel appears to finally be ending the whole saga. Let's see if it sticks. (RapidDraft.com)
8/16/2010 1:05:00 PM
Description: Despite speculation that he wanted to continue playing after being released by the Bills, free agent LB Aaron Schobel said he has officially retired. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Schobel had expressed interest in playing with the Texans, but doesn't want to diet to keep himself down to 240. "I'm done with it," Schobel said. If a man wants to eat, a man wants to eat.
8/5/2010 6:48:00 PM
Description: Bills released OLB/DE Aaron Schobel.
Insight: He will almost certainly wind up in Houston, but he still won't have a ton of IDP value there, either. (RapidDraft.com)
8/4/2010 4:13:00 PM
Description: The Bills have officially released LB Aaron Schobel. SOURCE: BUFFALOBILLS.COM
Insight: The Texans have been rumored to have quite a bit of interest in Schobel's services. And with Schobel having grown up near the area, it seems like a perfect fit.
8/3/2010 11:06:00 PM
Description: Aaron Schobel was reportedly informed that the Bills intend to release him, and he's interested in talking to other teams.
Insight: It?s debatable how much Schobel has left in the tank, but the Patriots and the Texans are rumored to be interested. (RapidDraft.com)
8/2/2010 4:20:00 PM
Description: According to Bills GM Buddy Nix, the team will not release LB Aaron Schobel. SOURCE: BUFFALOBILLS.COM
Insight: Now it remains a mystery on who told Schobel he was going to be released. Nix says Schobel "will remain on our Reserve/Did Not Report list until he makes a decision about what he wants to do." The team won't let their best pass rusher go without compensation, but it's going to be hard finding a trade partner this late.
8/2/2010 1:17:00 PM
Description: The Bills have reportedly informed LB Aaron Schobel that they intend to release him. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Schobel is due roughly $6 million this year. And since they have already made future plans that don't involve him, a release appears inevitable. All of a sudden Schobel is interested in talking to other teams. The Patriots could have some use for him since they know him well after playing against him so many years.
7/29/2010 7:59:00 PM
Description: Bills OLB Aaron Schobel told the Associated Press that he intends to decide whether to play football in 2010 by "the middle of August."
Insight: Boy, what a shocker: Someone else who figured out he can make more money playing football than by retiring prematurely. Expect Schobel to be back with the Bills, but for it not to matter all that much from an IDP standpoint. (RapidDraft.com)
7/27/2010 9:41:00 PM
Description: Bills OLB Aaron Schobel suggested he's changed his mind about retiring, indicating that he's "leaning more towards playing" than he was a month ago. SOURCE: WKBW Buffalo
Insight: If he does in fact come back for the 2010 season, it will be very interesting to see how he adjusts to the movement to 3-4 OLB. In IDP leagues, if he's designated as an LB only, his value will tumble. If he is still designated as a DE, he's worth drafting as he should up comparable DE type numbers like he's done in seasons past.
6/27/2010 7:52:00 PM
Description: Bills coach Chan Gailey reiterated that the team is hopeful Aaron Schobel will continue to play football in 2010.
Insight: Even if he does play, Schoebel will have missed some really valuable time in learning the new defensive scheme, so don't expect all that much from him. (SportsBuff.com)
6/17/2010 4:29:00 PM
Description: Coach Chan Gailey said he would welcome Aaron Schobel back if the veteran pass rusher decides he wants to play later this summer
Insight: Gailey might welcome him back, but Schobel probably doesn't have a lot left in the tank, so he's not a good bet to do very well in IDP leagues even if he comes back. (sportsBuff.com)
6/10/2010 7:55:00 PM
Description: Buffalobills.com's Chris Brown believes OLB Aaron Schobel is still entertaining the idea of playing in 2010.
Insight: Schobel is doing his best Brett Favre imitation right now. Even if he does return, he won;t have anywhere near as much IDP value as he has in the past. (SportsBuff.com)
6/2/2010 8:36:00 PM
Description: Aaron Schobel still hasn't shown up for Bills offseason workouts.
Insight: The oft-injured Schobel is weighing his options at the moment. Even if he does decide to play this season, he's not likely to have a big IDP effect anyway. (Sportsbuff.com)
3/30/2010 7:24:00 PM
Description: Coach Chan Gailey said he has not set a time for Schobel to make a decision about playing for the Bills.
Insight: He wields a bit of negotiating power seeing as how he is coming off a 10 sack season. However, the Bills are switching to a 3-4 scheme, so it would be in his best interest to begin learning that right away. (sportsBuff.com)
2/5/2010 8:52:00 AM
Description: NFL.com reports that Schobel could move to outside linebacker for the Bills if he does not retire.
Insight: Schobel had 56 tackles, three forced fumbles and ten sacks last season with the Bills. (SportsBuff.com)
3/25/2009 7:03:00 PM
Description: The Buffalo News reports that Schobel's foot injury has fully healed and he should be able to participate in offseason workouts.
Insight: Schobel missed the majority of the 2008 season due to the foot injury and will be looking to regain his form that got him selected to two straight Pro Bowls. (SporsBuff.com)
Out12/11/2008 6:31:00 PM
Description: Schobel is expected to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Insight: Schobel has tried to come back but the foot is not improving and the Bills have decided to shut him down for the rest of the season. (SportsBuff.com)
Doubtful12/11/2008 9:02:00 AM
Description: Schobel missed practice on Wednesday as he tries to return to action from a foot injury.
Insight: Schobel has missed eight straight games and is doubtful to play against the Jets on Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
11/2/2008 11:05:00 AM
Description: DE Aaron Schobel is once again inactive this week with a foot injury. He has been limited even when in the lineup and shouldn't be anywhere near IDP lineups any time soon. (SportsBuff.com)