“Nick [Caserio] and the personnel staff look at all the players out there,” Belichick said. “Any player that is not on the roster, we have evaluated and he has some kind of status with us, whatever the category, and there are a number of categories. That’s what the personnel staff does: they look at all the players. The ones that are on other teams, we keep track of them and the ones that aren’t on any team, we keep track of them.”
Natural follow-up: What can he bring to a team at this point?
“I’m sure he, depending on what his situation is, would have some value to different teams,” Belichick said. “But again, that’s all relative to a lot of other circumstances and that would vary from team to team, so I can’t speak for other teams.”
So “circumstances” could be referencing the fact that Schobel lives in Houston and wants to play for the Texans. Or it could be alluding to how Schobel fits into one defense versus another.
We’ll keep you updated on that one.