Aaron Schobel will remain retired -- for now.
"Part of me wanted to do it," Schobel said Tuesday. "It wasn't meant to be. We couldn't agree on terms. They saw me for what I am today and not for what I can be. It's over."
"They have a lot of good players and are on the right track," Schobel said of the 2-1 Texans after his workout. "It would have been hard for my ego to be a role player."
The Texans didn't land Schobel, but they did sign veteran cornerback Karl Paymah, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported, citing a league source.
Paymah, a free agent, has worked out for several teams recently, and the Texans signed him to shore up their pass defense, which was ranked 16th in the NFL after Week 3.