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Bills cut Aaron Schobel

The Buffalo Bills released veteran linebacker and defensive end Aaron Schobel, the team announced.

The move clears the way for Schobel to play for another team if he chooses to continue his career. Schobel had not reported to training camp with the Bills as he contemplated retirement.

The Bills previously had announced that Schobel would not return to the team even if he decided to keep playing.

"As everyone knows by now, on Monday we had informed Aaron's agent that he was not in our plans for the 2010 season and we made a formal announcement right after that so our fans knew," Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said in a written statement released by the club. "Aaron remained on the 'Did Not Report to Camp' list so no transaction had taken place at that time. We continued to evaluate the situation and feel the best way to proceed is to release Aaron and that's what we have done.

"If he chooses to retire, he will do so as a Buffalo Bill. But this move allows him the opportunity to play somewhere else if so chooses and we felt that was a fair thing to do for a guy who has played hard for us the past nine seasons. I enjoyed a good conversation with Aaron after we turned the transaction into the league and he still has not decided what he wants to do. Our fans should know that this decision was made in the best interests of the Buffalo Bills and Aaron Schobel and like I said on Monday, we wish Aaron the best of luck in whatever he ultimately decides."

Schobel had 10 sacks last season and 78 sacks in nine seasons with the Bills.

By Mark Maske  |  August 4, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  | Category:  Bills Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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He might be on a plane for Denver now that the $58 million man has a torn pectoral...

Posted by: ozpunk | August 5, 2010 2:56 PM

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