FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed linebacker Aaron Maybin, hoping the former Buffalo Bills draft bust can boost their pass rush.
Maybin, a first-round pick of the Bills in 2009, was signed by the Jets in August and cut Sept. 4 after he made New York’s initial 53-man roster.
He failed to live up to his lofty draft position while in Buffalo, registering no sacks and never making it into the starting lineup. But Jets coach Rex Ryan repeatedly said he was excited about Maybin’s speed and potential as a pass-rushing outside linebacker before they cut him.
Maybin had 1 1/2 sacks in the Jets’ preseason finale against Philadelphia.
The Jets also signed linebacker Eddie Jones to the practice squad.