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Aaron Schobel says he's retiring (again)

So much for the Aaron Schobel sweepstakes.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle spoke with Schobel this morning and the former Buffalo Bills defensive end says he’s officially retiring.

Schobel spoke with Texans coach Gary Kubiak last week, and there were local reports the two sides were just haggling over money.  Schobel apparently decided his heart wasn’t in it.

“[Schobel] says he’s tired of dieting to weigh in the 240s when he’s playing and wants to eat and weigh 270,” McClain wrote.

Plenty of teams showed interest in Schobel, who has changed his mind a few times regarding his future in the last few weeks.  Don’t be surprised if we hear from Schobel again before the season is over.

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32 Responses to “Aaron Schobel says he's retiring (again)”
  1. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    Favre?

  2. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    The two sides remain far apart on how many hundred thousands of dollars each pound is worth.

  3. benh999 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:47 PM

    This is all about the money. He wanted an offer from NE to help up his price, but NE got Burgess back and doesn’t need him. So, his leverage with Houston is gone.

  4. hrmlss says: Aug 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    Later Schobel was seen at Olde Country Buffet with Jamarcus Russell and Andre Smith.

  5. spudz says: Aug 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    I guess the food he is being offered looks better than the money he was offered…..whatever turns your crank I guess

  6. HomelandDefense says: Aug 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    ok so eat, get up to 270 and play DE from New England.

  7. umcouldbe says: Aug 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    That 270 turns real quick to 300 when you’re not playing Aaron. I’m sure the wife will appreciate it.

  8. bobinpuertorico says: Aug 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    As a Bills fan since the 1970’s, I followed Schobel’s career closely and one thing that is clear about him is that he is a very high integrity person. When he said he was considering retirement to spend more time with his family, that is no doubt the reason. Then when he had the opportunity to play for Houston and be near his family, it looked like the perfect situation for him. Of course then Cushing started ranting about “Overtrained Athlete Syndrome” as the reason for his failed drug test and the owner of theTexans (McNair) supported this excuse. Although we will never know for certain, but I just wonder if Schobel decided that he did not want to be associated with Cushing and McNair.

  9. thatswhatshesaid says: Aug 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    So…you want to retire so you can be fat? Cool…I was hoping he’d stay outta the AFC South, but the NFL all together works good too!

  10. Richm2257 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:02 PM

    Let’s see if we’ve got this straight: Dude wants to pass up how many millions so he can hang loose and be a fat slob?
    Jamarcus Russell has found a soul mate.

  11. THE BEARD says: Aug 16, 2010 1:04 PM

    Ground breaking for sure.

  12. govikings27 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    LBPACKFAN-
    Favre, is that guy who came back and waxed that ass twice last year..looks like you were having trouble remembering

  13. richkotitte says: Aug 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    He wants more money to ‘raise the flag’ at that Houston Mexican eatery with cafeteria trays. Can’t remember the name, but it’s not baaaaaaaad!! They also have Jack-in-the-Box tacos out there…Sorry, almost lunchtime and I’m hungry..

  14. burntorangehorn says: Aug 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    He’ll be hanging over his belt on a DIY show with Tony Siragusa before you know it.

  15. ampats says: Aug 16, 2010 1:20 PM

    Chris Mortenson is reporting that Schobel will sign a contract in NE after Brady returns from his holdout.

  16. DG0122 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:20 PM

    Schobel didnt need the money before he ever played a snap in the league. He just doesnt want to go through it anymore. He was considering playing for the (close to) hometown team and not uproot his family and head back to Buffalo again, but it didnt work out. Good for him if thats what he wants

  17. amivy says: Aug 16, 2010 1:36 PM

    richkotitte:
    The name of the restaurant is pancho’s. And it’s terrible.

  18. tx_tuff says: Aug 16, 2010 1:43 PM

    @ richkotitte
    It’s called Panchos, I haven’t eaten there in years but last time it was that great LOL.

  19. ZombieRevolution says: Aug 16, 2010 1:45 PM

    Shouldn’t PFT get very snippy with a guy who helped supply him with story fodder for a while and call him min-Favre or mini-Lord Favre? Oh yea- that’s right, he won’t be a hall of famer so you do not have to give him a nickname.

  20. Chiefs2010 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:49 PM

    Do these guys realize they have like 50 years to be like the rest of us after they retire?
    Such waste man.. You get paid to play an awesome game

  21. purpleguy says: Aug 16, 2010 1:59 PM

    Lets see, eat all the Big Macs I want, or make a couple million dollars — tough choice.

  22. HarrisonHits says: Aug 16, 2010 2:13 PM

    “He wanted an offer from NE to help up his price, but NE got Burgess back and doesn’t need him.”
    @benh999,
    Uh, Ty Warren just went out for the year on IR, the Pats could certainly use Schobel and would almost certainly have been willing to pay him better than the Texans.
    This is about desire, not money, and Schobel apparently has none left for the nfl and would rather retire so he can be fat and lazy.

  23. Jack Burton says: Aug 16, 2010 2:19 PM

    First Glenn Coffee and now this, wierd week of NFL retirements.

  24. joelvis72 says: Aug 16, 2010 2:47 PM

    “Favre, is that guy who came back and waxed that ass twice last year..looks like you were having trouble remembering”
    ——————————————
    Man I hate Favre but I laughed heartily at that.

  25. DG0122 says: Aug 16, 2010 3:36 PM

    his family has their own restaurant so he wont need the Big Macs, and if it was about money he just would have stayed in Buffalo…

  26. Steeler fans are tools says: Aug 16, 2010 3:43 PM

    Never heard of an athlete turning down millions to eat more.

  27. ejtowne says: Aug 16, 2010 3:53 PM

    Retire Schobel, if your heart is not in it then give it up. Good luck in your future. We thank you from Buffalo.

  28. Chrisbelb says: Aug 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    I’m also officially retiring from the NFL. It’s just not worth it to eat and lift my way up to 245, get some football skills, and try to get signed as a walk on. I mean, I’ve never been IN the NFL, but retiring from it seems to be the cool thing to do now…

  29. Chrisbelb says: Aug 16, 2010 4:30 PM

    I’m also officially retiring from the NFL. It’s just not worth it to eat and lift my way up to 245, get some football skills, and try to get signed as a walk on. I mean, I’ve never been IN the NFL, but retiring from it seems to be the cool thing to do now…

  30. turdfurguson says: Aug 16, 2010 5:25 PM

    Shut up Rosenthal your a douche

  31. ACS2 says: Aug 16, 2010 6:14 PM

    govikings27 says:
    August 16, 2010 1:05 PM
    LBPACKFAN-
    Favre, is that guy who came back and waxed that ass twice last year..looks like you were having trouble remembering
    ———-
    Figures. He looks like the type of dude who’d wax other guys’ asses.

  32. VoxVagina says: Aug 16, 2010 10:16 PM

    Hahaha he’s retiring because he wants to eat like a fatass? I guess he never got to enjoy Buffalo’s wings the way he would have liked

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