Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel said last week that he doesn’t think he’s going to play again, but he’s not ready to announce his retirement. Bills coach Chan Gailey hopes that wiggle room means Schobel will end up playing this season.
“It’s up to him,” Gailey said. “He’s a good football player and has been a good football player in this league and in Buffalo for many years. I’d like for him to be on the football team but I understand his situation, too. I really do. That’s part of life.”
Schobel hasn’t completely explained why he’s considering retirement, and the Bills haven’t said whether they’ll try to recoup any bonus money if Schobel does retire. But this sounds like a situation that will continue to be fluid for the rest of the summer.
The 32-year-old Schobel started all 16 games for the Bills last season and recorded 10 sacks.