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    Sept. 8, 2004 wire reports

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Defensive end Aaron Schobel extended his contract with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.

    A second-round pick in the 2001 draft, Schobel was entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract that paid him an average of $711,000 a season.

    Schobel is coming off his best season in which he had 11 sacks, becoming only the fifth Bills player to have a 10-plus sack season.

    Schobel has led the team in sacks in each of his three seasons, in which he's had 43 starts in 48 games.

    His 26 career sacks place him ninth on the franchise list.

    Terms of the new deal were not made available, but the extension helps the team for next year. That's when the Bills face the prospect of having to re-sign starting defensive tackle Pat Williams and starting left tackle Jonas Jennings.

    The Associated Press News Service

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