There’s a lot of buzz out there regarding veteran free agent Aaron Schobel, and the latest is he’s in no rush to sign anywhere.
The thinking, according to Albert Breer of The Boston Globe, is that Schobel, 32, isn’t high on attending camp two-a-days and there’s a pretty good chance that when he does sign, it will be after teams break camp. Sounds familiar.
The Texans have represented as the leaders for Schobel, with the Patriots and Seahawks rumored to be interested. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle had more to say on the potential match, including why it will likely come down to money.
Much will also have to do with how the teams envision Schobel fitting into their defense, and what that is worth. The Patriots run a 3-4 as their base defense, and would need to determine if Schobel is a situational player or can fit into the base packages. There’s also asking price and meeting Schobel’s demands — he walked away from $8 million this season in Buffalo, and McClain suggests he could get as much as $4 million from the Texans.
Even Seahawks GM John Schneider conceded (per Seattlepi.com) Schobel has the strongest connections to the Texans.