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La Canfora: Schobel Still Interested In Playing In 2010

In the wake of the Buffalo Bills and veteran pass rusher Aaron Schobel parting ways, Schobel told WKBW that it appeared that his playing days were over. According to's Jason La Canfora, however, that is not the case.

La Canfora reports that Schobel is "very much interested" in seeking employment "as a free agent." That last part is key, because it would require the Bills to release the veteran defensive end, and GM Buddy Nix likely won't be granting that request.

Schobel was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list last Thursday, and will remain there for the immediate future, where he does not count against the Bills' roster limits. Nix confirmed Monday that the Bills will wait to see what Schobel decides - if he retires, he's off their books, and if he decides to play, they'll attempt to trade him. That might prove difficult, as Schobel's $8.28 million scheduled earnings for 2010 could be difficult to move.

One thing is clear: Schobel is done in Buffalo. Nix made that very clear, too.