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Schobel: "I doubt I'm coming back" -
"But knowing him as a person and being close friends with him and playing my entire career with him I know he’s a family man," said Chris Kelsay. "He places a lot of his choices on what’s best for his family, but he still has that football mentality."

Schobel decision not til Sept? – Inside The Bills
"In my phone conversation with Schobel he made one other interesting comment to me. He said. 'If September rolls around and Buffalo wants me then maybe I’ll play, but I doubt it.'"

Schobel appears through with Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"There is only one place that I would even consider going to and that's Houston because it's so close to home and I know the defense and I know Bill [Kollar, the Texans' defensive line coach who held the same job in Buffalo]," Schobel said. "But I don't even know if I'd play in Houston at this point. I really wanted to finish my career in Buffalo."

More on Aaron Schobel
BillBoard: Keeping his options open

"Schobel wanted a deal where he could show up just before the regular season, like Brett Favre did in Minnesota last season and the New York Jets the year before that. This way, Schobel he could spend time with his three young kids, who he relocated permanently in Texas. But it is believed the Bills balked at the behest of head coach Chan Gailey. With Gailey, you're either all in or all out. In his mind, Schobel's absence meant he's out."

Summer of discontent for AFC East stars - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Sounds like Schobel, a Texan who recently sold his house in the Buffalo area, would keep playing if he didn't have to do it for the Bills."

Schobel Says He's Not Coming Back - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Schobel is...forgettable to me. He had nice games. He had disappearing acts. He had injuries. He's not on the team anymore and I wish I had more to say about it. He's probably retiring and I have almost no reaction at all."

Aaron Schobel Tells Bills to "Go On Without Me" |
"I would have been surprised if he came back, just because I know how much his family means to him," said Chris Kelsay. "He will be missed as far as the production and the performance on Sunday's, but at the same time just being a good friend of his I respect the decision that he has made.''

OTA - Day 9 - Brown and Moats not focused on contracts -

Arthur Moats is surprised he's getting as many reps as he is despite learning a new position. Levi Brown is disappointed in the number of reps he's receiving. Both signed contracts yesterday and talked with Chris Brown.

Bills Roundup: Schobel Update, Thu Highlights (3:13) -
A recap of the week of OTAs as well as information on Aaron Schobel and the signings or Arthur Moats and Levi Brown. Highlights from Thursday finish the video up. Marcus Stroud was absent and Keith Ellison was limited.

Bills move 2 more off roster – Inside The Bills

"Will Croner hasn’t been at spring workouts the past two weeks, so it’s unclear as to whether he wanted to pursue an NFL career or not. Jorge Guerra was working hard primarily at left guard, but as an undrafted rookie you’re a long shot."

BillBoard: Maybin on the spot
"Aaron Schobel's likely retirement opens the door for Aaron Maybin to have a breakout season. Getting snaps won't be a problem this season. Maybin is expected to start at right outside linebacker, the primary pass-rushing position in the 3-4 defense."

Video: Graham on Marshawn Lynch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AFC East blogger Tim Graham asks "What in the world is going on with Marshawn Lynch?" and discusses the running back's potential trade value."

Inside Slant | Team Reports | NFL at
The Sports Xchange breaks down the Marshawn Lynch situation from last week, how it developed, and how it might move forward.

Strategy and personnel | Team Reports | NFL at
A recap of Ed Wang's injury situation as well as the tight end situation with Derek Schouman coming off injury and trying to usurp - look it up, Thurman - Shawn Nelson.

Bills finalize contract with Arthur Moats - The Sports Network
"It definitely makes you bring out your best," Moats said of the NFL. "In college, in practices, you're better than most of the guys you're going against. Yeah, you (can) take some plays off in practice. Not at this level. Every play you have to be at full speed, your best rep. Otherwise you're going to get embarrassed."

Thoughts on Lynch, Super Bowl in cold - Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollack opines on Marshawn Lynch and the New Jersey Super Bowl. He's not too high on either.

Bills lock in two more draft picks |
"Sixth-round linebacker Arthur Moats from James Madison will earn $1.9 million over the next four years, including $112,000 guaranteed. Also coming to terms was seventh-round quarterback Levi Brown. He gets $69,000 guaranteed and $1.86 million if he makes it through four years."

Other Bills Links
Troup a World Cup watcher – Inside The Bills

"A 315-pound NFL nose tackle is not the kind of person one envisions as a fan of that other kind of football, but Bills rookie Torell Troup will be following the 2010 World Cup closely." He's a fan of the French team.

Notes and Quotes | Team Reports | NFL at
Bullet points about adding Reggie Torbor, open practice, differences between Dick Jauron and Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the starting job, the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic, and Fred Smerlas' comments on the hiring of Chan Gailey.

Craig’s Corner: Could Buffalo Ever Host a Super Bowl? : Buffalo Sports Daily
Craig Sutton points out the many reasons Buffalo couldn't hos a Super Bowl in the near future.

NFL Videos: 32 in 32: Buffalo Bills -
"04:17 – Will the Bills move out of the AFC East cellar under new coach Chan Gailey? Find out."  It's not pretty but then again, why should it be?