Apparently the Chicago Bears like highly drafted pass rushers who have shown no ability to rush the passer.
Every NFL team has the opportunity to put in a claim for Maybin by 4 p.m. Eastern today. If multiple teams put in a claim for him, he’ll be awarded to the team that was highest in this year’s NFL draft order. If no teams put in a claim for him, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
A team that gets Maybin on waivers will inherit his contract, which actually isn’t that bad a deal: Although the Bills paid a fortune for Maybin after drafting him 11th overall in 2009, most of that money is already gone. He’s owed just $757,500 this season.
Maybin has zero sacks in his career, but if he does end up with the Bears, he wouldn’t be the biggest draft bust of a pass rusher on the team. That honor goes to Vernon Gholston, who was drafted sixth overall by the Jets in 2008 and also has zero career sacks.