Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that Schobel is due to receive a $2 million roster bonus “around” March 9, which is the fifth full day of the 2010 league year.
Schobel would be moving to outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense the Bills are planning to implement for the first year of the Chan Gailey regime.
A nine-year veteran acquired in round two of the 2001 draft, Schobel has appeared in 133 games with 128 starts. He has 78 career quarterback sacks.
The parties are free to agree to push the trigger date of the roster bonus deeper into the offseason, so that the 32-year-old Schobel can take more time to decide whether to keep playing.