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Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 4:17 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Aaron Maybin was waived by the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon, the team announced. Maybin was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft. And if there was ever any debate about him being a tremendous bust, well, that debate is over right now, regardless of what happens the rest of his career.

Also Google, would like to weigh in, before we continue with said debate:

And, as we know, Google doesn't lie.

Neither do the stats -- in two years with Buffalo, the Penn State product has recorded exactly zero sacks, one forced fumble and logged 15 tackles in 27 games.

Bills Preseason

That Maybin was let go now is actually a good thing, though. Buffalo is acknowledging a clear-cut indication to move forward with the franchise and not dwell on past (although not-too-distant) mistakes.

Maybin's been completely embarrassing as a football player thus far in his career, but that doesn't mean he won't latch on somewhere.

As we've seen with Vernon Gholston -- and many others before him -- there's ample availability for second chances in the NFL.

Just for fun, here's the next ten players that were taken after the Bills nabbed Maybin: Knowshon Moreno, Brian Orakpo, Malcolm Jenkins, Brian Cushing, Larry English, Josh Freeman, Robert Ayers, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Pettigrew and Alex Mack.

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

I think you missed the point about the Google search in the article.  The second leading search for Maybin was that he is a "bust".  That is the point the author was making.  Not that even Google doesn't know who he is.  Clearly, you can see the search results that Google found him.

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:33 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Some folks just can't translate into OLB from DE. And he is a bit small to latch on will a 4-3 team. We'll see what happens...

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:33 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Pats should pick him up and see if he can play outside in their system.

he has loads of upside, maybe he just didnt fit in with the bills

Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

I care. It is good to have someone write about the ups and downs of a franchise and it's players. I am a Big Ten fan and remember Maybin being a force then, but now see that he didn't transition well. I don't think I would have known otherwise without this article, as I don't keep tabs on every player for every team, especially the Bills.

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:20 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Who cares about Maybin not even Google knows who he is that is sad. Why even waste web space on a story about a failed draft pick in 2009? The Bills have to have one of the worst front offices in the NFL. How many draft picks have they wasted? Again who cares!

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