Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets to sign Buffalo’s bust Aaron Maybin

Admin - August 17, 2011

The New York Jets are reportedly expected to sign LB Aaron Maybin, a former #11 overall draft pick by the Buffalo Bills who failed to record a single sack in his two seasons in the NFL. Maybin was cut Monday after two awful seasons that made him one of the biggest draft busts in recent years. Former Jets LB Vernon Gholston, of course, is an even bigger bust, as he was drafted at #6 overall and did not record a sack in 3 seasons in the NFL.

At 6'4", 228 lbs, Maybin is undersized for the Jets' 3-4 scheme, but the coaching staff is eager to see if he can be an edge rusher in the nickel package. He likely will sign a 1-year non-guaranteed contract, making him a no risk signing.

Maybin was a standout in Penn State where he recorded 12.0 sacks in final year. He started 10-of-26 games during his Penn State career, recording 61 tackles (38 solo) with 16.0 sacks for -110 yards, the 14th-highest total in a career by a Nittany Lion.