After weeks of speculation that he might come out of retirement, defensive end Aaron Schobel worked out for the Texans but will not be signing with the team.
Schobel, 33, and the Texans could not come to a contract agreement, so he will remain retired in Columbus, about an hour west of Houston.
“The bottom line is that we couldn’t come to an agreement,” Schobel said Tuesday. “It’s late, and I’m not in the best of shape. It would have taken me another week or two to get into (playing) shape.
“In my mind, I was basing it on what I can do, and they’re basing it on what they need me to do (now).”
Schobel, who spent his first nine years with Buffalo, elected to retire this season even though he would have made a base salary of $8 million with the Bills. Schobel had 78 career sacks, including a career-best 14 in 2006.
“I appreciate the opportunity, but it’s just not meant to be,” Schobel said. “I’m retired and proud of my career.
“Part of me wishes it would have worked out; it’s just not going to happen.”