Still silent, Schobel sells Buffalo-area home

Patrick Moran of Buffalo Sports Daily sees some clues that veteran Bills pass-rusher Aaron Schobel might be leaning toward retirement.

Moran reports Schobel has sold his home in suburban Orchard Park, N.Y., has no plans to purchase another home in the area and intends to keep his family back in Texas in the fall, sending his children to school there.

Moran wrote the 2,400-square-foot home was placed on the market in December 2009. It sold for $305,000.

Schobel is a two-time Pro Bowler. He said at the end of last season he was contemplating retirement, but he hasn't announced a decision.

Bills coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix have been asked about Schobel frequently over the past couple months, and each time they claim no knowledge of which way Schobel is leaning.

"Our stance hasn't changed," Nix said April 23. "We want him back. He's a good player, and we'd like to have him. We're just waiting until he makes a decision. He hasn't made it, and the ball is in his court."