Tom Brady and Matt Light could be resting easier in the next couple of days. After tallying double-digit sacks against the aforementioned duo as a member of the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots have expressed a “strong interest” in signing the newly released Aaron Schobel.
According to multiple reports, Schobel has expressed a desire to play for a contender, as well as move closer to his family in Texas. This gives the Houston Texans a leg up on the situation, but the deal is far from over.
With the uncertainty surrounding the Patriots OLB situation, Schobel and his 78 career sacks would bring a veteran pass-rushing threat that has long eluded the Pats defense.
CSNNE’s Mike Giardi states, however, that Schobel is “looking for big money” and won’t accept a Junior Seau-style contract. Whether the Patriots are looking to pony up for another big contract is anyone’s guess, especially after re-signing Leigh Bodden and Vince Wilfork this offseason.