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Jets sign Aaron Maybin ... again

Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:45 am
Edited on: September 28, 2011 9:46 am
Maybin's back with Gang Green. (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Jets have signed linebacker Aaron Maybin three weeks after releasing him, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported Wednesday morning. Maybin, originally the Bills' ninth-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, struggled in Buffalo and was cut in July shortly before training camps opened. During his two years with the Bills, Maybin started just one game and didn't register a sack.

That the Jets showed interest in Maybin shortly after getting rid of virtually the same player in Vernon Gholston was something of a mystery, although head coach Rex Ryan has had some success with reclamation projects (particularly during his days as a defensive assistant with the Ravens).

Back on August 18, Ryan had high hopes for Maybin. "He has no clue -- he doesn't know a single defense -- but it's like, 'Hey, just turn that corner' -- and he did that pretty good," Ryan said after Maybin's first practice -- an impressive showing with the third string.

But Mehta reports that during final cutdowns, the Jets viewed Maybin as a luxury; he was released because of needs at other positions. The Jets told Maybin that they'd like to bring him back if the chance arose, and when a roster spot opened up this week after offensive lineman Rob Turner landed on injured reserve, that's just what they did.

Mehta also describes Maybin's brief stint with the Jets during the preseason as "impressive … showing his edge pass rushing skills in two preseason game appearances. He had 1 1/2 sacks in the preseason finale against the Eagles."

Maybe Ryan was able to get something out of Maybin that the Bills couldn't, but the roster math just didn't work out at the time. Now that it does, perhaps Maybin will find a permanent home in New York.

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:17 pm
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Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:45 am
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Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: September 28, 2011 4:28 pm

Jets sign a bum ... again

A top 10 pick 2 years ago who's only started ONE game and has NO the heck can a guy like that be helpful to a team? and why the heck would rex waste his time signing this guy TWICE?!!? Next thing you know Rex will try to sign Jamarcus Russel to shore the QB position. F-L-O-P FLOP, FLOP, FLOP!!!!

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 11:37 am

Jets sign Aaron Maybin ... again

Maybin is more professional than Gholston was as well, hence he will get chances.  Gholston is such a joke, he was busy mocking Rex Ryan and breaking rule #1 in life of not bad mouthing a previous employer and burning your bridges.  Then he got cut by the Bears, and I doubt anyone will sign him.  He's probably telling anyone that will listen how inept the Bears CS is.  Gholston will now retire and never have to work another day in his life (not that he worked anyway) and in tandem with JeMarcus Russell is responsible for taking away future rookie's salaries. 

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 11:13 am

Jets sign Aaron Maybin ... again

Bet he won't.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 10:20 am

Jets sign Aaron Maybin ... again

Can't be more of a bust than Vernon Gholston...Wish the kid the best, always like to see Rex adding to the defense. Hopefully he can contribute!!

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