Aaron Maybin, a 2009 first-round pick who was a bust with the Buffalo Bills and was cut by both the Bills and New York Jets during the preseason, is being brought back for a second chance with the Jets.
The New York Daily News first reported this morning that Maybin will take the roster spot vacated when offensive lineman Rob Turner was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Maybin had no sacks and just 23 tackles in his two seasons with Buffalo. He had 1.5 sacks in the Jets preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, however.
Maybin was the 11th overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft, but the Bills gave up on him after just two seasons.
Gang Green Nation’s John B says the move has the feel of desperation for a defense that has not played as well as anticipated thus far. John wrote, in part:
I hate to play the role of Buzz Killington, but I am not sure how much this move will help the team. It seems to me a shot in the dark that indicates the front office recognizes a problem with the inability of pass rushers to get to the quarterback without sending extra blitzers.