Jets Free Agency 2012: Aaron Maybin Signs Restricted Free Agent Tender

The New York Jets are feeling good on a Monday morning, something not normally said.

Aaron Maybin has agreed to sign his restricted free agent tender of $1.26 million to stay with Gang Green, according to Manish Mehta.

Maybin, who was a total bust in Buffalo after being drafted 11th overall by the Buffalo Bills in 2009, was somewhat of a revelation in New York. Under Rex Ryan, Maybin flourished in a pass-rushing role. He ended the year with six sacks which was good enough to lead the team.

The Penn State product just turned 24-years-old a few weeks ago, so it's very possible that the Jets might have a legitimate player just starting to bloom.

Maybin was expected to be a major-impact player for the Bills right away, but looked overwhelmed more often than not.

Now, New York is hoping to reap the benefits of a young player finally finding his way in the NFL.

For more on the Jets, please be sure to check out our blog Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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