Schobel Draws Interest From Patriots

Aaron Schobel

Could this scene be a thing of the past?

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.


11 Responses to “Schobel Draws Interest From Patriots”

  1. Jeff says:

    The only reason he would be a good addition is because of the lack of numbers at the olb/de position. Maybe Bill should have picked Clay Mathews when he had the chance…Pats are hurting at the olb position. TBC is an average player…yea he had 10 sacks…but 5 were vs the Bills who had the worst Oline in the NFL.

    • NEPD says:

      Point taken, but TBC did provide some consistent pressure along with the sacks. Tully is no pro-bowler, but he is a decent second pass-rusher.

  2. Jared says:

    How would schobel help them?? If he walked into foxboro tomoro…even out of shape….he would instantly be the best pass-rusher they have.

  3. JMC says:

    The effect of Mankin’s absence will be key, especially on the running game-

  4. Bruschi54 says:

    He would be a good addition, possibly Vrabel type presence on the outside. But any “big money” deal for outsider will not help ease the Mankins situation. Mankins is key to a solid offensive season in improved division.

  5. Jared says:

    It aint my money…Pats need anyone that can beat an NFL tackle 1 on 1. I wouldn’t give him a crazy deal, but if you want him, youll have to pony up the dough.

  6. JMC says:

    Schobel has been great with the Bills but as a Patriot he will be a part-time player and he has been very injury prone. I wouldn’t look to give him ‘big money’ in New England-

  7. Patriots Draft Guru says:

    Schobel would be a great addition, but I still want Cunningham to get lots of playing time.

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