John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that former Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel has decided to retire. He had been in talks with the Houston Texans about possibly playing one final season close to home, but has apparently decided against that option.
Bills GM Buddy Nix released Schobel back on August 4. He ends his career with 78 sacks - good for second in Bills history, behind Hall of Fame end Bruce Smith - and two Pro Bowl appearances. McClain reports Schobel "walked away from" $8 million to play in 2010 with the Bills, and while several teams showed interest in him once he was released, Houston was the only team he considered.