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Aaron Schobel works out for Texans, but there is no deal

Former Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel is down to play football again, but the Texans won’t pay him what he thinks he’s worth.

Schobel worked out for Houston Monday, but the two sides couldn’t come to terms, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

“The bottom line is that we couldn’t come to an agreement,” Schobel
said Tuesday. “It’s late, and I’m not in the best of shape. It would
have taken me another week or two to get into [playing] shape,” Schobel told McClain.

“In my mind, I was basing it on what I can do, and they’re basing it on what they need me to do [now].”

This is the tricky part of passing up a huge base salary in Buffalo this year for Schobel.  He’s said repeatedly he’s happy being retired, but money is getting in the way of a possible return to football. Perhaps the workout just didn’t go well.

“I appreciate the opportunity, but it’s just not meant to be,” Schobel said. “I’m retired and proud of my career. Part of me wishes it would have worked out; it’s just not going to happen.”

UPDATE: A telling quote from Schobel to FOX 26 in Houston: “They have a lot of good players and are on the right track. It would have been hard for my ego to be a role player.”

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11 Responses to “Aaron Schobel works out for Texans, but there is no deal”
  1. adrenalineno_9 says: Sep 28, 2010 4:01 PM

    at least he’s being honest about his ego lol

  2. HoustonTexans55 says: Sep 28, 2010 4:09 PM

    C’mon Bob Mac Sign him!

  3. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 28, 2010 4:12 PM

    Pats will take him in a heartbeat and we’d love to see that.

  4. ben.there says: Sep 28, 2010 4:15 PM

    Dammit Rick, sign the man

  5. amivy says: Sep 28, 2010 4:15 PM

    The feeling around here is that he needed another 2-3 weeks in order to get into good enough shape to be that role player. A lot of the thinking is that the workout didn’t go so well.

  6. Dbellina says: Sep 28, 2010 4:17 PM

    The Vikes should sign him.

  7. slizz says: Sep 28, 2010 4:25 PM

    translation: “PAY ME!”

  8. MiamiInItaly says: Sep 28, 2010 4:27 PM

    The Redskins should sign him and make him do the Haynesworth workouts.

  9. amivy says: Sep 28, 2010 4:40 PM

    Another telling quote – “They saw me for what I am today and not for what I can be.”
    Like I said earlier, he needed more time. Maybe if he had stayed in shape, he’d be a few million dollars richer right now, but he chose the “retire now, waffle later” strategy that has paid favre dividends these past years.

  10. MuskyHunter2542 says: Sep 28, 2010 5:48 PM

    Packers!!!

  11. lalalalala says: Sep 28, 2010 6:24 PM

    Should have stayed with Buffalo. They could very well be 2-1 right now if they could muster some heat on opposing QBs.

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