Bell Tolls for Maybin
High-pick busts usually get more than one shot before their time in the league is over. The tradition continued today when the Jets released former Buffalo Bill Aaron Maybin
. The Jets needed a running back with injuries to Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell. They signed former Chicago Bear Khalil Bell, who opened his NFL career with a 72 yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Maybin missed all of Bills training camp in 2009. He did sign a deal worth about $25 million with $15 million guaranteed. Maybin was ineffective from the start. He never registered a sack with the Buffalo Bills in 2009 and in 2010. He finished with 14 tackles in upstate New York. Last year Maybin traveled south to play for the Jets. He was actually decent in 2011, notching six sacks.
This season, though, seemed to be proof that 2011 was not a year that showed promise but was more like the chemistry test that one dumb jock got an 85% on because the teacher didn't realize that he or she made 85% of the answers "c." Not only did Maybin not record a sack this season, he has been credited with one tackle, according to pro football reference. Finally, he played terrible and earned some headlines by mentioning that the Jets would be interested in legally knocking Reggie Bush out of their game against him.
That Bush headline is not the type that teams want to see as the results from Bountygate are still unknown. Now, his final headline will be the one that many expected after that first summer in Buffalo.