With the Buffalo Bills opening training camp tomorrow, they’ll apparently do so without the services of the eleventh overall pick in the 2009 draft.
We’re hearing that Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin isn’t close to agreeing to terms on a deal, and that the two sides in the negotiations have not yet demonstrated the kind of urgency necessary to get a deal done.
Maybin’s agent, Joel Segal, has a reputation in some circles for refraining from doing a first-round deal until the floor and ceiling are set by the players picked before and after his clients. If Segal applies that approach here, Maybin could be out for a while — word is that agent Eugene Parker is hoping to break the bank for receiver Michael Crabtree at No. 10, under the theory that Crabtree should have been among the first five players drafted.
And so the Bills are facing one of the lesser-known drawbacks to appearing in the Hall of Fame game. By playing a week before the first official preseason weekend, the Bills are opening camp a week before most other teams. With most other teams still dragging their feet on doing first-round deals, it could be a while before Maybin agrees to terms.