Report: Bills make Schobel a free agent

Aaron Schobel is about to hit the open market.

The Buffalo Bills will release Schobel on Wednesday and the Pro Bowl pass-rusher will play somewhere in 2010, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schobel spent his career as a 4-3 defensive end, but he also could help a 3-4 team on the edge. While much of the speculation has him headed to the Houston Texans, he could remain within the AFC East.

The New England Patriots certainly will be among the interested teams. They are thin at outside linebacker, with Derrick Burgess not in camp and contemplating retirement.

A league source informs me the New York Jets are not interested in signing Schobel.