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Aaron Maybin’s time in Buffalo is up

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How far has Aaron Maybin’s stock fallen since he was taken No. 11 overall in the 2009 draft?

The Bills tried to trade him recently for absolutely anything, and they found no takers.  So the team will release him Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

We know Maybin has fallen a long way because none of this comes as a surprise.

Maybin came into the league as a defensive end, but he showed up to training camp this year at 228 pounds.   He was taken by the previous regime in Buffalo, and the new staff had no use for him in a 3-4 defense.

The Bills took Maybin two picks ahead of Redskins defensive end Brian Orakpo and three picks ahead of Saints safety Malcom Jenkins.

The Penn State product will now be subject to waivers.

UPDATE: The Bills quickly confirmed the move.

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102 Responses to “Aaron Maybin’s time in Buffalo is up”
  1. plum13sec says: Aug 15, 2011 1:33 PM

    A Swing!…. and a miss.

  2. woodg8 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM

    *first round d-line bust released*

    rod marinelli is licking his lips

  3. scudbot says: Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM

    Might as well Google for directions to Gillette Stadium.

  4. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM

    Aaron asked for it “really tight on the sides” not realizing the guy was going to remove a large portion of his skull in the process.

  5. skoobyfl says: Aug 15, 2011 1:36 PM

    It can’t be up up, if it never started. Shout out to those at the BillsZ / 2BD / BBMB, Skooby lives.

  6. dan7800 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:36 PM

    This guy just did not have it.

    He will catch on someplace (James Hardy)

  7. jetlionlove says: Aug 15, 2011 1:36 PM

    i smell a pete carroll project, maybe even john fox in denver.. he’s too young to give up on

  8. waitingguilty says: Aug 15, 2011 1:37 PM

    Thank you Buffalo for saving Vinny Cerrato from himself. I have absolutely no doubt VC would have taken Maybin if he was available….Instead he had to settle for Orakpo…

    Every blind squirrel…etc.

  9. ravenspit says: Aug 15, 2011 1:37 PM

    Hope he graduated with a degree.

  10. mrizzo44 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:38 PM

    man, I watched him in the preseason game on Saturday, and I can’t believe he was even drafted…let alone in the 1st round. He looked totally out of place.

  11. cjspiller12 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:40 PM

    Thanks Dick Juron, you sure knew football, great pick……..thank GOD you are not the coach anymore you idiot!!!

  12. mike83ri says: Aug 15, 2011 1:41 PM

    Why would any team want to pickup his 11th overall pick contract by claiming him in waivers? I’d imagine a team would have been willing to trade a 7th rounder for him if they really wanted him.

    Anyways, I’d like to see the Pats scoop him up and play him in a 4-3 like he was drafted to be, but if he can’t keep his weight up, what’s the point?

  13. cletusvandam says: Aug 15, 2011 1:42 PM

    What were the Bills thinking? This guy is a bust!
    -Vernon Gholston

  14. fissels says: Aug 15, 2011 1:42 PM

    Another Penn Stater that doesn’t live up to expectations. Whats up with that?

  15. docredskin says: Aug 15, 2011 1:43 PM

    ….and, he immediately signed with the Eagles, where light in the ass defensive ends go to die

  16. phillyphever says: Aug 15, 2011 1:43 PM

    scudbot says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM

    Might as well Google for directions to Gillette Stadium.

    Nah, I see him in Chicago. He can bookend with Gholston to form the first “all bust” DE tandem.

  17. turk2875 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:46 PM

    Atleast he has cool hair…

  18. trbowman says: Aug 15, 2011 1:46 PM

    Someone will take a flier.

  19. arnoldziffel says: Aug 15, 2011 1:47 PM

    Well, at least he has a nice hair-do …

  20. grant444 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:48 PM

    Guess the Bills thought he’d be the reincarnation of another ex-Lion Shane Conlan.

  21. scudbot says: Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM

    phillyphever says: “Nah, I see him in Chicago. He can bookend with Gholston to form the first ‘all bust’ DE tandem.” Gholston was a fluke. Angelo doesn’t like picking up players that don’t cost him three draft picks.

  22. zaavonb says: Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM

    doc redskin where de goes to die no where every player that go to the redskins goes to die mcnabb haynesworth hall portis,moss,and every other player yall going be fourth in the division for yrs to come haha

  23. shackdelrio says: Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM

    How mediocre was the top 12 of the 2009 NFL Draft?

    1. Matt Stafford
    2. Jason Smith
    3. Tyson Jackson
    4. Aaron Curry
    5. Mark Sanchez
    6. Andre Smith
    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    8. Eugene Monroe
    9. BJ Raji
    10. Michael Crabtree
    11. Aaron Maybin
    12. Knownshown Moreno

  24. novajoemicmac says: Aug 15, 2011 1:50 PM

    Now he can focus on his music career…

  25. lumas101 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:50 PM

    Like Eric Wood told him last year “maybe you should give back some of that money you haven’t f***ing earned.”

  26. starfan79 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:51 PM

    He has a funny head.

  27. psuravens19 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:51 PM

    Being a PSU Alum, I had the chance to see him play every Saturday. At the time he declared for the NFL I said it was a mistake, he needed one more year to refine his skills. What a shame for someone with a lot of potential while in college.

  28. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 1:52 PM

    docredskin says: Aug 15, 2011 1:43 PM

    ….and, he immediately signed with the Eagles, where light in the ass defensive ends go to die

    ———————————————

    funny coming from a Redskin fan…

    but face the bitter truth.. Washington is where you go to get overpaid before your career ends

  29. frostbelt says: Aug 15, 2011 1:52 PM

    Worst pick of all time. The Bills new regime is going in the right direction and this is just a start :)

    Maybin,

    you suck.

    Jauron,

    you suck for drafting him.

  30. JAM says: Aug 15, 2011 1:53 PM

    At least you didn’t take Ted Ginn #9 overall. I’m still mad about that one.

  31. goatcheez says: Aug 15, 2011 1:55 PM

    DPR never work out. Unless they’re in Indy working with John Teerlinck.

  32. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 15, 2011 1:55 PM

    Maybe he should have spent more time working on becoming a better player instead of shaving fractals on the side of his head.

  33. db3300 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:56 PM

    “Why would any team want to pickup his 11th overall pick contract by claiming him in waivers?”

    He was released. He’ll be paid whatever any team is willing to pay him.

    “Anyways, I’d like to see the Pats scoop him up and play him in a 4-3 like he was drafted to be”

    The rest of the league would like for the Pats to scoop him up too.

  34. tmmccar4 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:58 PM

    I watched him on Saturday and it was like watching one of the classic chase scenes from “The Benny Hill Show”. He ran around aimlessly as if he had never played football before. To use the old phrase “Look like Tarzan, play like Jane” would be an insult to Jane.

  35. rpiotr01 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:58 PM

    “The Bills took Maybin two picks ahead of Redskins defensive end Brian Orakpo and three picks ahead of Saints safety Malcom Jenkins.”

    … and a whopping 15 spots ahead of where the Patriots decided against drafting Clay Matthews III.

  36. enrgy2burn says: Aug 15, 2011 1:59 PM

    are there any other schools out there that produce as many busts as Penn State?

  37. ezdoesit209 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:59 PM

    He still has more money than you sooo……….. um yeah *shrug*

  38. ebeg420 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:00 PM

    Don’t worry, if the Skins had the 11th pick rather than the 13th pick, they woulda SCREWED that up too!!!

  39. buffalocozzmo says: Aug 15, 2011 2:00 PM

    Russ Brandon got 1 year as Bills GM and Maybin is his legacy. They deserve each other.

  40. staff2cj4td says: Aug 15, 2011 2:01 PM

    first Aaron Maybin leaves, then the team follows to L.A.!!!

    hahahahaha Buffalo is so sad!

    PS- Lee Evans thinks Christmas is in August now!! LOLOLOL

  41. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 15, 2011 2:01 PM

    A 228 pound DE? lol I guess the lockout hit him harder than most – sounds like he was starving.

  42. frostbelt says: Aug 15, 2011 2:03 PM

    How mediocre was the top 12 of the 2009 NFL Draft?

    1. Matt Stafford
    2. Jason Smith
    3. Tyson Jackson
    4. Aaron Curry
    5. Mark Sanchez
    6. Andre Smith
    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    8. Eugene Monroe
    9. BJ Raji
    10. Michael Crabtree
    11. Aaron Maybin
    12. Knownshown Moreno

    ———————

    BJ Raji seems to be the best out of that top 1o

  43. epmckenna says: Aug 15, 2011 2:04 PM

    “How mediocre was the top 12 of the 2009 NFL Draft?

    1. Matt Stafford
    2. Jason Smith
    3. Tyson Jackson
    4. Aaron Curry
    5. Mark Sanchez
    6. Andre Smith
    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    8. Eugene Monroe
    9. BJ Raji
    10. Michael Crabtree
    11. Aaron Maybin
    12. Knownshown Moreno”

    I’m fairly sure the Lions are happy with Stafford, Jets are happy with Sanchez, and Packers are happy with Raji. Many of these other players it’s too early to consider them a bust. It’s only been two years — there’s the three year rule before judging a draft.

    Of course Heyward-Bey will be a bust, but does it really count as a bust if Al Davis is the only person in the world who believed he should go that high?

  44. ebeg420 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:04 PM

    A Redskins fan ripping the Eagles?

    HAHA

    From a guy with a team that has won ONE NFC EAST TITLE in about 20 years…….2 playoff wins during that period too? A team that ALWAYS has HIGH DRAFT PICKS and stinks every single draft up? The same team that has been the bottom feeder about 15 of the last 20 years?

    Under Andy Reid, the Eagles have won 10 Playoff Games……since 1999…..he also won over 100 games his 1st decade in Philly, how can YOU rip the Eagles?

    Don’t even try to come back with the “How many rings do you have” comments….because that is obvious, and WEAK!!!

    Philly has been competitive EVERY single year since BIG RED came!!

  45. mrbigass says: Aug 15, 2011 2:06 PM

    Wow. A DE at 228 lb. Heck there are QB’s bigger than that……..

  46. homelanddefense says: Aug 15, 2011 2:06 PM

    wow 228 is WAY too light.

  47. snaponrules says: Aug 15, 2011 2:08 PM

    When you cant get a sack against the bears o-line, you deserve to get cut.

  48. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 15, 2011 2:09 PM

    Say what you want about the Bills under Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix, but they move on in a hurry if you are not producing,

    Trent Edwards-gone
    Marcus Stroud-gone
    Marshawn Lynch-gone
    Donte Whitner-gone
    Lee Evans-gone
    Aaron Maybin-gone

    All starters opening day in 2010 except Maybin who was a 1st round pick.

  49. folkcrusader says: Aug 15, 2011 2:09 PM

    228? He must have thought he was coming back to play Safety.

  50. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 15, 2011 2:10 PM

    ebeg420 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 2:04 PM
    A Redskins fan ripping the Eagles?

    HAHA

    From a guy with a team that has won ONE NFC EAST TITLE in about 20 years…….2 playoff wins during that period too? A team that ALWAYS has HIGH DRAFT PICKS and stinks every single draft up? The same team that has been the bottom feeder about 15 of the last 20 years?

    Under Andy Reid, the Eagles have won 10 Playoff Games……since 1999…..he also won over 100 games his 1st decade in Philly, how can YOU rip the Eagles?

    Don’t even try to come back with the “How many rings do you have” comments….because that is obvious, and WEAK!!!

    Philly has been competitive EVERY single year since BIG RED came!!

    —————–

    Yeah, but they have 3 Super Bowls like my Giants. Heck, the Cowboys have 5…

  51. hrtbrokeskinzfan says: Aug 15, 2011 2:11 PM

    For just a few minutes a redskins fan can feel good about something. bills front office is as inept as the skins.

  52. EJ says: Aug 15, 2011 2:12 PM

    Shout out to Dick Jauron, thanks for nothing.

    Maybin was brought in for his speed rush, a speed rush that was non existant in his time with Buffalo.

    When i seen him at training camp, the kid was more worried about what he looked like than how he played. Constantly running his hands over his hair, looking around, kinda out of it. He didn’t seem to catch on to what was going on around him.

    During the pre-season game against Chicago, everytime i saw him on the field he was near the ball but not part of the play.

    He had a good season at Penn State but, doesn’t seem to have what it takes at the NFL level.

    Even if he never finds another team to take a chance on him, he is set money wise. He made some good money off the Bills.

    I want to wish him luck in his future, nice kid.

    Go Bills!!!!

  53. asublimeday says: Aug 15, 2011 2:13 PM

    At least you didn’t take Ted Ginn #9 overall. I’m still mad about that one.
    —–
    Ginn owes Hester half of the money he’s earned. After teams saw what Hester did the year before they were fawning over prolific returners.

  54. gobills716 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:13 PM

    He got released after one of the best performances of his career on saturday. He recorded a solo TACKLE against chicago.

    Imagine our defense if they would have taken orako instead. You knew the guy was screwed when he shows up to camp weighing 228. I would have given him 1 more year but clearly Gailey thinks so highly of him he made him the first cut.

  55. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 15, 2011 2:16 PM

    Maybin better hope the Patriots don’t pick up his contract. At only 228 pounds, Haynesworth might mistake him for a chicken McNugget.

  56. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:17 PM

    Yea until we win a SB, the rest of the NFC East can talk smack. As for Maybin, can he be converted into a TE? Idk how good his hands are but he is way too small to be a LB.

  57. edmazeing1 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    Never pick penn state RB“s & LB”s!!!

  58. thegonz13 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    The only shocking thing is that it took so long. Penn State has a long history of first-round busts, going all the way back to one Ki-Jana Carter.

  59. mactimo says: Aug 15, 2011 2:22 PM

    Here are the pics of Maybin over a 2 month span before the draft…yea, that looks like normal growth from just hitting a few extra sets and adding a protein bar. The bills got juiced!:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=aaron+maybin+adds+25+lbs&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1006&bih=521&tbm=isch&tbnid=0JdV19uwae82HM:&imgrefurl=http://isphonymajor.blogspot.com/&docid=1c16ZBwQNbOHCM&w=240&h=320&ei=N2NJTvDGC-rnsQLI4oySCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=78&page=2&tbnh=159&tbnw=120&start=17&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:17&tx=50&ty=91

  60. gooboy6 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:24 PM

    How mediocre was the top 12 of the 2009 NFL Draft?

    1. Matt Stafford
    2. Jason Smith
    3. Tyson Jackson
    4. Aaron Curry
    5. Mark Sanchez
    6. Andre Smith
    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    8. Eugene Monroe
    9. BJ Raji
    10. Michael Crabtree
    11. Aaron Maybin
    12. Knownshown Moreno

    ——————————————

    Orakpo should have gone #2 and Raji #3

  61. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2011 2:27 PM

    He should have been cut for that stupid hair cut alone.

    Teams ought to know by now. Avoid Penn St players at all costs.

  62. luckynumberlucas says: Aug 15, 2011 2:27 PM

    A lineman who is too LIGHT?

    That must be a first…

  63. EJ says: Aug 15, 2011 2:28 PM

    staff2cj4td says:
    Aug 15, 2011 2:01 PM
    first Aaron Maybin leaves, then the team follows to L.A.!!!

    hahahahaha Buffalo is so sad!

    PS- Lee Evans thinks Christmas is in August now!! LOLOLOL

    You say this because the Lions are any better?

    Your QB can’t stay on the field, he is made of porcelain.
    Suh is one of the dirtiest players in the league.

    How many playoff apperances have the Lions made in the past two decades?

    Go Bills!!!!

  64. edmazeing1 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:28 PM

    This guy lose weight durning the lock out and thats consider bad?

  65. weneedlinemen42 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:29 PM

    Ultra-light defensive lineman, he might fit on the Colts. Mathis is sub 250, he can make it work at pro-level. Maybe May be Maybin could as well. Though if it is true he is weighing in at 224lbs it tends to indicate he either has no idea how to train or he has given up.

    That or it is one too many knocks to the head and thinks he is a strong safety.

  66. dirtyharry1971 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:30 PM

    Another Bust from Penn state, hopefull buffalo will finally realize this and STOP drafting players from that school! They suck!

  67. losvandam says: Aug 15, 2011 2:33 PM

    zaavonb says: Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM

    doc redskin where de goes to die no where every player that go to the redskins goes to die mcnabb haynesworth hall portis,moss,and every other player yall going be fourth in the division for yrs to come haha

    —————————————————————seriously man? you might be illiterate. Not a joke

  68. gf2711 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:34 PM

    In a related story, the local Baltimore supermarket just hired a new stock boy. Clean up is aisle 2!

  69. achap39 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:34 PM

    228 pounds, and people want to give him a shot at DE or LB? This isn’t 1974.

  70. Grulks says: Aug 15, 2011 2:36 PM

    mike83ri says: Aug 15, 2011 1:41 PM

    “Why would any team want to pickup his 11th overall pick contract by claiming him in waivers? I’d imagine a team would have been willing to trade a 7th rounder for him if they really wanted him.

    Anyways, I’d like to see the Pats scoop him up and play him in a 4-3 like he was drafted to be, but if he can’t keep his weight up, what’s the point?”

    No team is gonna claim him off waivers. Anyone interested (Possibly Jets, Bears, NE, and/or Philly) is gonna let him clear, then offer him a low ball/minimum contract for a new position.

  71. 706vet says: Aug 15, 2011 2:36 PM

    I think the pictures sums it up. This dude’s a tweener, he’ll get another chance.

  72. jdeezy19 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:36 PM

    At least he was a good teacher for our younger OLBs. He showed them EXACTLY what not to do in practice everyday.

  73. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 15, 2011 2:37 PM

    He was 250 at the weigh in at the combine where there is no testing for juice and has lost weight every year since then and reported to camp at 228 this year.

    He was juiced up plain and simple.

  74. jpb12 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:37 PM

    Another casualty of the new drug testing policy

  75. We'reFineThere says: Aug 15, 2011 2:41 PM

    I’m a PSU alum as well, but what do you mean he needed to stay another year to refine his skill in college? I’d say he left at the best possible time. By coming back he would have risked being exposed (like what happened to his contemporary DE Maurice Evans who went undrafted after being pegged a 1st round pick the year before).

    No amount of ‘skill refining’ would have changed the fact that looking better is more important to him than playing better.

  76. dvnelson72 says: Aug 15, 2011 2:47 PM

    In that picture, he looks like the dude on Scrubs.

  77. jimmysee says: Aug 15, 2011 2:49 PM

    An obvious future Viking.

  78. 0sakpo says: Aug 15, 2011 2:51 PM

    I luv how eagles fans kept saying we failed the last 20 years!!! do they ever realize that they haven’t won anything for the last 60 years? regular season, playoff win? those numbers r nothing without a SB! We don’t even talk about number 2 in this world, championship is everything… Be a winner b4 u talk trash to anyone, losers!!!!

  79. docredskin says: Aug 15, 2011 2:53 PM

    zaavonb says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM
    doc redskin where de goes to die no where every player that go to the redskins goes to die mcnabb haynesworth hall portis,moss,and every other player yall going be fourth in the division for yrs to come haha

    ————————————————

    Excellent bastardization if the language.

    Also, to the astute poster who downplayed the importance of Super Bowls, you have no business even in this thread. The Bills a least lost four straight Super Bowls, conquering the conference championship barrier the Eagles have had so much trouble doing themselves.

    Eagles fans complain all the time about 250 lbs defensive end this regime loves to draft. Aside from Trent Cole, who was an excellent pick, how many have succeeded?

  80. descendency says: Aug 15, 2011 2:55 PM

    scudbot says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM
    Might as well Google for directions to Gillette Stadium.

    —————-

    Would be easier to follow the other DL going there.

  81. ztvmid says: Aug 15, 2011 3:04 PM

    ebeg420 <3's 8=======D

  82. mwcarolina says: Aug 15, 2011 3:07 PM

    How mediocre was the top 12 of the 2009 NFL Draft? (let me give my 2 cents on this)

    1. Matt Stafford (would be GREAT if he stays healthy, i havent quit on him yet, he still could be the best QB in the draft if he stays healthy)
    2. Jason Smith (right tackle, supposed to be left, not bad, but not great, so average)
    3. Tyson Jackson (drafted only on need, so not a shock here)
    4. Aaron Curry (was supposed to be great, has been pretty good, not great)
    5. Mark Sanchez (not great, i say good, mainly due to his playoff performances)
    6. Andre Smith (so far, not so good)
    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey (dont get me started here, just will say bad pick when it happened)
    8. Eugene Monroe (average so far)
    9. BJ Raji (he’s been good now, good pick)
    10. Michael Crabtree (holding out really hurt him, pretty good now, but not good yet)
    11. Aaron Maybin (bust)
    12. Knownshown Moreno (eh, he’s ok, he’s not good, but he isnt sucking).
    So overall, there were some decent players, nothing great though, so far, that can change if Stafford stays healthy, Sanchez improves and if Aaron Curry playes better.

  83. prior0knowledge says: Aug 15, 2011 3:29 PM

    Maybe he should try to catch on as a safety?

  84. dasportsninja says: Aug 15, 2011 3:31 PM

    MAybin was not a bad guy. He seemed to always work hard. He is just too small to play LB in the NFL.

  85. shackdelrio says: Aug 15, 2011 3:38 PM

    “epmckenna says:
    I’m fairly sure the Lions are happy with Stafford, Jets are happy with Sanchez, and Packers are happy with Raji. Many of these other players it’s too early to consider them a bust. It’s only been two years — there’s the three year rule before judging a draft. ”

    Maybin is obviously a bust and Heyward-Bey probably isn’t far off.

    And I haven’t seen anything from the Smiths (Jason/Andre), Curry, Tyson Jackson, Monroe, Crabtree or Moreno that leads me to believe they will be anything more than average in the NFL.

  86. amishrifle says: Aug 15, 2011 3:46 PM

    Well was he better than or worse than Erik Flowers….At least Erik Flowers owns an ice cream shop now….

  87. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 4:20 PM

    Aaron Hasbin.

  88. lionfan419 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:02 PM

    wouldnt mind lions taking a flier on him? he is 23 and maybe can learn some work ethic from KVB or Suh

  89. al0049 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:07 PM

    grant444 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:48 PM
    Guess the Bills thought he’d be the reincarnation of another ex-Lion Shane Conlan.

    Now i am not all about busting people on what they say ok but C’MON MAN you got to get your story straight one Shane Conlan was not a ex-Lions so hear is the real deal the Bills actually held the third overall pick in the 1987 draft. General manager Bill Polian traded down with the Houston Oilers, who were desperate to draft running back Alonzo Highsmith. When the Bills went on the clock with the eighth pick, Polian selected Conlan.It took virtually no time for Conlan to have a major impact for Buffalo as the team began to turn its losing ways around. Conlan was in the starting lineup as a rookie from his very first game; briefly at outside linebacker before moving inside. In 12 games during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Conlan went on to lead the team in tackles by a wide margin and for his efforts was named NFL Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.

    Conlan would become a key component for the defense throughout his six-year tenure in Buffalo— playing in 80 games, ranking fifth all-time in team history in tackles, picking off three passes, forcing four fumbles, recovering three and accumulating six sacks. He was a starter on the first three of Buffalo’s four AFC championship winning teams.

    The way things worked out with the NFL from a business standpoint, Conlan got to be among the first crop of NFL unrestricted free agents in 1993. He struck what was considered gold at the time when the Los Angeles Rams offered him a three-year contract worth $5.4 million. Knowing there was the possibility of the league having a salary cap the next season (turns out there was), Conlan went for the huge money grab and signed with the Rams on April 10, 1993.

    Conlan would battle injuries through much of his three seasons with the Rams, which turned out to be the final years of his career. Despite the large payday, it would be easy to question Conlan’s decision after his first season in Los Angeles after the Rams won just five games while his former teammates would go on to their fourth and final Super Bowl.

    Conlan had an uneventful second campaign with the Rams in 1994 before fighting injuries and racking up just 47 tackles in 13 games in 1995.

    Conlan would retire from the league after that season. Since then, he was named to the Bills 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

  90. skinsdiehard says: Aug 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    zaavonb says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:49 PM
    doc redskin where de goes to die no where every player that go to the redskins goes to die mcnabb haynesworth hall portis,moss,and every other player yall going be fourth in the division for yrs to come haha
    ——————————————–
    I wonder why you know so many of our players if they all sucked? It’s going to be so sweet when the Skins go 10-6 this year. I can’t wait to then read your pathetic reason for them not going 16-0. Right, Hall = probowl, Fletcher = probowl, Orakpo = probowl, Cooley = probowl and Portis = probowl while here. Yeah….such failures.

  91. deepseabreeze says: Aug 15, 2011 5:27 PM

    at least he has a cool haircut

  92. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 5:37 PM

    skinsdiehard says: Aug 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    ————–
    I wonder why you know so many of our players if they all sucked? It’s going to be so sweet when the Skins go 10-6 this year. I can’t wait to then read your pathetic reason for them not going 16-0. Right, Hall = probowl, Fletcher = probowl, Orakpo = probowl, Cooley = probowl and Portis = probowl while here. Yeah….such failures.

    ______________________________

    Portis isn’t even on the team this year… team fails… fans bigger FAIL.

  93. gfan8611 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:44 PM

    Does Maybin even care? He’s a DE and shows up to camp at the weight of a large S or small LB.

  94. rwjk says: Aug 15, 2011 5:48 PM

    @ninjapleaz

    did you see where he said “probowl while here.”

    the part where he said “while here”

    he said “while here”

    “while here”

  95. lowleadman says: Aug 15, 2011 5:49 PM

    Just think. The #11 pick in the entire draft and he gets cut after one season. He is obviously so bad that the team that drafted him did not feel that he would ever come around, so they get rid of his ass after just a year. Bad mistake, no doubt.

    Going forward…..buyer beware..

  96. wherezwaldo says: Aug 15, 2011 6:11 PM

    hopefully he didn’t spend all his money on that haircut.

  97. pahahaha says: Aug 15, 2011 7:35 PM

    If you dont have the size you must have the HEART…life finally caught up to him, it takes a MAN to play NFL FOOTBALL!

  98. megamite1972 says: Aug 15, 2011 10:33 PM

    al0049 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:07 PM
    grant444 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 1:48 PM
    Guess the Bills thought he’d be the reincarnation of another ex-Lion Shane Conlan.

    Now i am not all about busting people on what they say ok but C’MON MAN you got to get your story straight one Shane Conlan was not a ex-Lion…

    You do realize that grant444 was referring to Penn State University and not the Detroit Lions. Aaron Maybin was also a former NITTANY Lion. Sometimes it’s best to go with your first instinct and just say nothing at all…

  99. mattlion says: Aug 15, 2011 10:39 PM

    As someone who’s from Boston and went to school at Penn State, this dude was like a reincarnation of Mike Mamula. Remember him? Goes from lightly regarded backup edge rusher to having a HUGE junior year with great film and great measurables (except…. size) and an east coast team takes a reach for him since they probably saw all the highlights of him shredding college left tackles.

    Mamula lasted what, 3 years?

  100. mattlion says: Aug 15, 2011 10:43 PM

    actually, i was wrong… mamula lasted 6 years and actually had 31.5 career sacks. Maybin will end up with about 30 less than that.

  101. polishkingski says: Aug 15, 2011 11:41 PM

    @aloo49….do you feel silly now? hahahahahaha. i knew what the guy meant the second i read it! i mean wtf? was maybin an ex detroit lion dude? hahahahahaha.

  102. polishkingski says: Aug 15, 2011 11:44 PM

    @the duuuuuuuuuuuuuude….i would say the pattern is paisley not fractal. looks nothing like the mandelbrot configuration sir. look it up.

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