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Maybin says facing Bills twice will be “nice little added piece to the puzzle”

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As expected, the Jets have replaced one first-round bust at linebacker with another, adding Aaron Maybin to the mix.

Signed, sealed, and delivered, Maybin practiced with the Jets on Wednesday.

So why the Jets?

“Honestly, it was a whole bunch of factors that went into it,” Maybin said in comments distributed by the team.  “Obviously, with me having a relationship with Coach Ryan already, he gave me a call and we had a chance to speak.  For him to make that effort to reach out to me [was nice].  The things that we talked about, the mentalities that we kind of discussed on the phone and some of the possibilities that we had the opportunity to talk about, I just felt comfortable [with] and I didn’t really want to play for anybody else.

“Coach Ryan, he has that effect on a lot of players, but I’ve known him for some time.  He knows me.  He knows my family and he knows the kind of player I am. It just felt like [it is] a great situation for me to come [to], to get a fresh start and for me to be able to help the team win.”

Staying in the AFC East also was part of the process.  “I’m not going to lie and say that that wasn’t an added bonus, but, obviously, that wasn’t the biggest factor,” Maybin said.  “That is a nice little added piece to the puzzle.”

Still, the decision seems to have been more about the Jets than the Bills.

“Whenever you hear anybody talk about the Jets organization so many great things come to mind,” Maybin said.  “They talk about family, they talk about commitment, they talk about loyalty.  They talk about so many things that, as a player that’s what you look for in an organization.  For myself, from the outside looking in, having an opportunity to choose where it was that I go.  You put my checklist up there, and all those are attributes that I was looking for, so it just ended up being a perfect fit.”

We’ll see if Maybin says the same things if he doesn’t make the 53-man roster.

But it sounds like he may stick around, given Ryan’s assessment of the third-year player.

“[H]e has that body type, that long, lean body type of those great pass rushers,” Ryan said. “He can get off the football now.  I think it’ll be interesting to see him in this system.  I think he has a chance.  You look for these kind of guys that can have that burst to the quarterback.  We’re really excited that he’s here.”

It’s hard not to wonder whether the Jets’ attraction to Maybin was fueled in part by the Bills’ ability to pilfer receiver/quarterback Brad Smith while the Jets were wooing Nnamdi Asomugha.  If so, it adds another layer of spice to the AFC East twice-per-year round robin.

It’s also hard not to wonder whether the Jets opted to give Maybin a second chance given their inability to get the most out of Vernon Gholston in his first chance.

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  1. rushbacker says: Aug 17, 2011 8:20 PM

    Yea, he really owes them after the way they screwed him over. Uhhh. . .

  2. kissbillsrings says: Aug 17, 2011 8:22 PM

    who knows if he’ll even stick…the guy’s a bust….should have gone to barber school….

  3. jjrs89 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:22 PM

    Hell be on the bench so who cares?

  4. Herb says: Aug 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    Please, PLEASE, Rex, start Maybin for both games you play against the Bills. And leave him in the game. I dare you. In fact, I beg you. It’s like playing 11-on-10.

  5. ricardoheinze says: Aug 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    Facing the Bills twice a year… are they supposed to regret cutting him?

  6. jbpanthers says: Aug 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    Biggest joke of the day.

  7. peester15 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    one P.O.S. joins another P.O.S.

  8. pfii63 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:24 PM

    Yeah, facing the Bills is an added bonus… because you know, it’s their fault that he has been a turd so far.

  9. letsgobuffaloin2011 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:25 PM

    Only way Maybin plays against us twice this year is if he picks up Madden after the Jets cut him. Yet Eric Wood would most likely love to pancake his skinny ass.

  10. dapresident says: Aug 17, 2011 8:25 PM

    “Child Please” The Jets gonna get info from you and send you to the Bears where All the First Round Bust go

  11. xstaticonradio says: Aug 17, 2011 8:27 PM

    I’m sure the Bills are shaking in their boots.

  12. pete1616 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    problem is aaron you won’t be facing the bills. what are you going to do with your ass nailed to the bench? you faced them every day in practice and did so little they had to cut you! still waiting for you to earn your paycheck!!

  13. southridge23 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    first how bout you make the team before you talk s* you worthless punk

  14. cantstopalex says: Aug 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    I dont know how the Bills are EVER gonna replace this bum’s 0 career sacks!!

  15. trbowman says: Aug 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    Yeah, the Bills are scared. Real scared.

  16. ndgarretjax says: Aug 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    So a nice little piece to the puzzle will be another game without a sack?

  17. simplesimon1 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:31 PM

    “Maybin says facing Bills twice will be “nice little added piece to the puzzle””

    So do the Bills

  18. nyjets88 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:33 PM

    can we just start the regular season already?

  19. daburgher says: Aug 17, 2011 8:35 PM

    Rex Ryan will go down as the fattest coach to never win a SB

  20. firstroyal says: Aug 17, 2011 8:36 PM

    If you give him a little practice time by the start of the season he could be down 190 pounds.

    Im more worried about his safety than how he feels about playing the bills. a 220 pound LB wont look pretty out there.

  21. stampats says: Aug 17, 2011 8:37 PM

    LOL…. This has nothing to do with Brad Smith. The incredible over the top leaps this site takes at time are so hilarious and soap opera-ish….

    Brad Smith back in NY was a long shot since winter. They wanted to try to groom a QB behind old man Brunell in that QB spot the Bills are using…. add in the new kickoff rule and that Mark Sanchez needs to stay in rythm better and the Jets really didn’t jump to high to keep Brad….

    Great Guy. but, he was a luxury and the team moved on…

    Hope he does well and gets the throw the ball more than he did in NY.

    As For Maybin….

    HOLY BEAST!!!!!!! 15 Sacks and SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. depotnator says: Aug 17, 2011 8:37 PM

    Gholston was drafted before Ryan arrived. He got his second chance under Ryan. The Jets didn’t ‘pilfer’ Maybin, and it’s foolish to think that Brad Smith had any factor in the decision. (Now, if the Jets picked up Lee Eavans as a FA, that would have been tit for tat. ) Maybin could have gone to several reported teams who made an offer; he thinks the Jets offer him the best opportunity to redeem his career.

  23. djstat says: Aug 17, 2011 8:40 PM

    he knows you are a lazy piece of dung.

  24. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Aug 17, 2011 8:40 PM

    Can you think of anything worse in life than to be cut by the Bills, who haven’t won anything for a decade. If he lives to 90 this fact will lead on his tombstone.

  25. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:40 PM

    Talk about an ego. Him getting cut is the Bills saying they made a mistake. You would think that would humble a person.

  26. sickpuppyz says: Aug 17, 2011 8:43 PM

    I hate to point out again the fact that he is very unlikely to make the team. But you must be really delusional to speak like that instead of keeping your mouth shut and try not to be noticed. this guy is total turd. it tells you a lot about how some organizations are run if this guy was drafted so high by one team and then signed by another team after producing squat in the league….not like the jets don’t have the gholston story to reference…

    the saddest part is that this totally worthless p.o.s. has made more money in 2 years than most of us will for the next 10 if you consider he was such a high pick.

  27. Ralphie says: Aug 17, 2011 8:44 PM

    Maybe Rex will let him walk out to midfield to be a Jets captain for those 2 games. Rex does silly, immature sh*t like that.

  28. deanvernonwormer says: Aug 17, 2011 8:46 PM

    I have a feeling Maybin is gonna play like Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

  29. dbiggs76 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:51 PM

    HEY AARON YOU CANT DRESS UP ON GAME DAY ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD YOU FOOL!

  30. My Last Victim Escaped says: Aug 17, 2011 8:55 PM

    Maybe the other teams offering contracts were farther away than the Jets. He has to move, get change of address, etc… you know moving hassles and that just overwhelmed him.

  31. buffalose says: Aug 17, 2011 8:58 PM

    hell pick his brain about the bills defense then cut him blah blah

  32. FinFan68 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:59 PM

    At least he will get a chance to see those new unis up close…well as close as the sidelines will allow

  33. petehemlock says: Aug 17, 2011 9:05 PM

    With Buffalo’s luck, Maybin will tear it up this year.

  34. hendeeze says: Aug 17, 2011 9:08 PM

    Rex: Hey Maybin, how are your cuticles on your toes?
    Maybin: Uh, what?
    Rex: Ahem I mean, what do the bills like to do in this situation?
    Maybin: Oh, Weakside blitz I think, thats what it looked like from the bench at least.
    Rex: Thanks! , Oh and the turk would like to speak to you.

  35. nepatriots128154 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:10 PM

    I think its the Bills who should want the revenge.

  36. bmorethansteel says: Aug 17, 2011 9:15 PM

    Why is this even an issue? Proof is all I need to even mention this kids name and I haven’t found any.

  37. scottnrsv says: Aug 17, 2011 9:16 PM

    last year The Jets beat the Bills 38-14 & 38 -7 (the 2nd game was the jets 2nd stringers)

    Yep, they need to sign people to figure out that hard as nails bills defense.

  38. sketchydave says: Aug 17, 2011 9:18 PM

    Dear Mayhem Maybin (self proclaimed)
    Some facts.
    1. Joe Paterno said to Aarons father, the kid isn’t ready, won’t get drafted.
    2. Went to training camp the last three years, could not beat out fifth round to undrafted offensive lineman in practice
    3. Marion Barber laid you out Saturday… A RUNNING BACK!
    4. CHRIS KELSAY SLAPPED YOU SO HARD IN THE HELMET YOU LOST YOUR BALANCE (after a drill at camp two weeks ago maybin was talking trash to him)
    5. giving late hit to fred Jackson last year in PRACTICE last year is NOT hard homie,
    A. Hangardner then proceeded to beat your a#% which resulted in Eric wood tellin you to give back the money you haven’t earned.
    6. You held out your rookie year for almost all of camp
    7. Can’t even make special teams
    8. Can’t make 53 man roster on worst defense
    9. You somehow lost weight, our kicker Lindell is 3 pounds lighter.
    10. You walk with a wannabe swagger at practice and in games like you’re something special.
    11. If shawne Merriman and ray lewis are your friends and you have 15 million, how the hell this offseason do you not pay them to help you?
    12. Someone else add your list I’m sick of typing this crap

  39. docredskin says: Aug 17, 2011 9:19 PM

    I have a soft spot for Aaron Maybin since he and I are tied on the Bills all-time sack list.

  40. airplayful says: Aug 17, 2011 9:19 PM

    “deanvernonwormer says:
    Aug 17, 2011 8:46 PM
    I have a feeling Maybin is gonna play like Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

    He’s already more of a j.o. than Brad Hamilton.

  41. dkeyser says: Aug 17, 2011 9:20 PM

    Its hard to pick the mans brain about the defensive schemes when he clearly didnt have a clue about them when he was there..

  42. realnflmaster says: Aug 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    JETS > your favourite team. Thumb it down Pats, Bills and Phin fans. We’ll just beat your down again this year on the way to our THIRD STRAIGHT AFC title game.

    ahahahahahahahahaha

    J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

    ahahahahahahahha

    2011 Superbowl Champions.

  43. jetsarestacked says: Aug 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    hey, another Jets another article. i never see any of those around here.

  44. jacksaysfu says: Aug 17, 2011 9:23 PM

    The Eagles get Asomugha , the Jets get Maybin. Man I love this game .

  45. stampats says: Aug 17, 2011 9:30 PM

    Awwwe sick puppy…. That’s a sad tale.

    But, reality, is Maybin is human and just didn’t work out in Buffalo.. Jets take a cheap chance and kick the tires. Big Deal. Some team should certainly see if they could fit Gholston in as well.
    Is he in Chicago?

    WHY NOT?

    Plus Rex knows the kid…… If Rex finds one specialized job he can do and play some ST, he’s a good addition.

  46. jacksaysfu says: Aug 17, 2011 9:38 PM

    Maybin will triple his career sack total this year alone. so 0 x 3 = (hmmm that cant be right) I suck @ math , how much will that be ???
    B-U-S-T , or @ best a multi year project .

  47. flavordave says: Aug 17, 2011 9:39 PM

    So he was soo bad that he wants to make them pay for it er..something? Wait what?

  48. hellrelle24 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:53 PM

    What would Rex need to learn about the Bills defense? What defense?

  49. doe22us says: Aug 17, 2011 9:58 PM

    Rex said a great player.. if that is not delusional i dont know what is, he probably wont make the squad

  50. buffalowned says: Aug 17, 2011 10:02 PM

    HAHAHA he won’t be facing the bills at all once he gets cut. He is UFL bound

  51. billsfan1 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:08 PM

    The jets have been to two afc championships…why do they need.to pick his brain to beat us…they R hoping to catch lightning in a bottle….then they will realize that Rex Ryan would be more productive on the field…I love it…..how dARE the bills cut him…he couldn’t even beat out Arthur moats who was a 6th Round pick the next year….
    Jets fans I respect the enthusiasm but u are getting a bad version of aundrey bruce……..Google if u don’t know

  52. ia517 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:13 PM

    Im sure the Bills look forward to playing him twice a year too

  53. esg6string says: Aug 17, 2011 10:20 PM

    He’ll just fail there too.

    I don’t see how knowing your job is on the line and everyone everywhere is calling you a bust that you can show up that light to training camp. What a joke.

    As far as Rex goes. I remember him talking up Gholston a comparable draft bust a few years back and that worked out great.

    Seriously this guy doesn’t deserve to have ink/pixels wasted on him. He got a dream job and a huge pay day and did nothing to reward the club that gave him that chance. Granted the Bills got what they deserved because they shouldn’t have taken him in the first place (Orakpo anyone?) but talk about no respect for the organization, the coaches, your teammates, and the fans to just totally phone it in since being drafted. Their first round pick this year has already done more IMO in his first pre-season game.

  54. philtration says: Aug 17, 2011 10:26 PM

    So what about your dumb ass post on how the Bears were going to pick him up?

    Already moved on to your next TMZ gossip?

  55. polishkingski says: Aug 17, 2011 10:27 PM

    @sickpuppyz….so you make 1.5 mil a year? and you still have the humility to chat with common folk like us? god bless you sir, god bless you….

  56. bills87 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:30 PM

    This guy will be out of the league after the Jets cut him in a week or two. Absolute garbage.

    I am PRAYING the Jets are dumb enough to waste a roster spot in this turd. This guy will do nothing in the NFL. Anybody who thinks this guy can play is delusional. He is a punk beeotch coward.

  57. tunescribe says: Aug 17, 2011 10:31 PM

    Maybin: ” … the mentalities that we kind of discussed on the phone … ” WHAT?!

  58. blackfootkiller says: Aug 17, 2011 10:45 PM

    Rag away Bill’s fans, but at the end of the day… your team sucks…And no one wants to live in Buffalo.

  59. andyreidisfat says: Aug 17, 2011 10:48 PM

    I hate to say any defensive player is a bust, because some guys just belong in different systems.

    Look at a guy like Babin he had 11-12 sacks last and the guy had more than 8 before that. He gets into the right fit and now he is dominate.

    Maybin how ever just is imo the weakest rush guy the NFL. This guy loses weight when he really needs to put 25-30 lbs and he has the frame to do it. And this makes me believe the guy is just a take his pay check and run guy. I am glad for him and his family he was able to sucker the bills into taking him in the first round so he got a big contract to start. I don’t ever see him getting one again .

    Of course he could be one of those guys who just needs the right cpaching and players around him. Heck he could have 15 sacks this season for the Jets.

  60. ch8878 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:59 PM

    The funny thing is how bad the Jets O-line looks the Bills may beat them.

  61. bsizemore68 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:17 PM

    As a Dolphin fan its nice to see the jets grab him, because we all know the fins would if they thought he could help, and that will make us scare when you look at all the big bust over the last 10 years. Bill

  62. novajoemicmac says: Aug 17, 2011 11:23 PM

    If he’s productive for the Jets, Rex is only two more miracles away from sainthood…

  63. buflo66 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:26 PM

    Rex…are you going to bark all day little doggie…or are you going to bite…?

    The Bills had seen enough when Maybin was pancaked by a 3rd down scat back Game 1 of pre-season. He will never have a career.

  64. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 17, 2011 11:30 PM

    Oh boy, I bet the Bills are really scared…bring on your zero sacks loser.

  65. blackbug99 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:30 PM

    @nepatriots128154

    “I think its the Bills who should want the revenge.”

    I can see your thoughts about the high draft and loss of money. But, I doubt the Bills care. He couldn’t make the team…we gave him a new life in the NFL. If he gives up what playbook knowledge he has so be it…that’s the NFL…If he rushes like a beast we’ll send out the waterboy to lead him to the bench!

  66. supashug says: Aug 17, 2011 11:36 PM

    The Bills are smarter then I thought

    they cut him knowing that Fat Rex will call anyone in desperation to add to his team

    They just gave them their worst D player

  67. phillyjoej says: Aug 17, 2011 11:40 PM

    Yeah, third straight AFC title game. How many have you won though since Joe Namath? I’m sure there’s a lot more to the Jets that scare the Bills than Aaron Maybin.

  68. bhenryman says: Aug 17, 2011 11:49 PM

    i love all these buffalo fans ragging on this kid, ya he might be a bust but hes only been in the league for 2 years and played on the bills? haha worst case the jets cut the dude after taking a quick look at him for near nothing.

  69. cosmic cobbvict says: Aug 17, 2011 11:58 PM

    Hope they don’t plan on picking this societal anomaly’s brain for gameplanning purposes.

  70. mecos47 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:17 AM

    What was it about his feet that Rex loved?

  71. sirthorazine says: Aug 18, 2011 12:21 AM

    Dear Mayhem Maybin (self proclaimed)
    Some facts.
    1. Joe Paterno said to Aarons father, the kid isn’t ready, won’t get drafted.
    2. Went to training camp the last three years, could not beat out fifth round to undrafted offensive lineman in practice
    3. Marion Barber laid you out Saturday… A RUNNING BACK!
    4. CHRIS KELSAY SLAPPED YOU SO HARD IN THE HELMET YOU LOST YOUR BALANCE (after a drill at camp two weeks ago maybin was talking trash to him)
    5. giving late hit to fred Jackson last year in PRACTICE last year is NOT hard homie,
    A. Hangardner then proceeded to beat your a#% which resulted in Eric wood tellin you to give back the money you haven’t earned.
    6. You held out your rookie year for almost all of camp
    7. Can’t even make special teams
    8. Can’t make 53 man roster on worst defense
    9. You somehow lost weight, our kicker Lindell is 3 pounds lighter.
    10. You walk with a wannabe swagger at practice and in games like you’re something special.
    11. If shawne Merriman and ray lewis are your friends and you have 15 million, how the hell this offseason do you not pay them to help you?
    12. Someone else add your list I’m sick of typing this crap

    —————————————
    Ok, this looks fun:

    13. 16 tackles in 28 games
    14. Drafted by Modrak and Jauron
    15. Jumps on top of a 6 man pile up after the whistle, then dances around the stadium like he solely made a game changing safety
    16. Eric Wood calls you out.

    Next—–

  72. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 18, 2011 12:55 AM

    I think the Jets felt bad about missing out on Nmandi, so they picked up a guy who wieghs the same as he does.

    This is the thing that would concern me if I was a coach, he had to know his career was on the line and showed up completely unready to play. Or he was blind to the fact that his career was on the line and thought he was untouchable. Either way that spells trouble.

    This guy was caught with the strippers hanging out with TE from the 49ers. Yeah, NYC is a nice stable place for him. Maybe Maybin and Plax can hit the clubs together.

  73. bills4life says: Aug 18, 2011 2:03 AM

    finally the bills front office is cutting on ability and not money owed. cause money wise we could have kept him cheap. go bills, if you cant play you cant play here. nice to c that

  74. billsfan1 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:43 AM

    If Rex keeps proclaiming super bowls if he finally wins one in 15 years he will look smart…see I told u so…

  75. faninthebuff says: Aug 18, 2011 4:24 AM

    It may seem pretty childish the amount of hatred being spewed at Maybin from Bills fans.But you gotta understand why.

    Maybin was drafted instead of guys with much better college pedigrees (Orapko) and came in here with bravado not seen since our Super Bowl years. Guy acted like a fool, carving Bruce Smith’s 78 in his hair, a Bills buffalo that looked like a 2 year old shaved it and other nonsense. He talked like he was the 2nd coming, how good he was, what he was going to do in his NFL career and so on. Took cheap shots pushing our starting RB down after the play ended in practice of all places. It’s not like he set the franchise back, we have too many holes. But we wasted a high draft pick on a non-productive punk.

    He’ll wash out with the Jets after Rex gets info from him He’ll never take another snap on game day in the NFL…ever. He’s a one trick pony, fast off the snap. He gets thrown around like a rag doll, can’t dip his shoulder and just runs straight ahead while being pushed away from the QB without much effort by the offense. Guys a friggen joke.

  76. ct122333 says: Aug 18, 2011 5:28 AM

    congratulation jets, you basically resigned vernon gholston

  77. EJ says: Aug 18, 2011 7:54 AM

    Herb says:
    Aug 17, 2011 8:23 PM
    Please, PLEASE, Rex, start Maybin for both games you play against the Bills. And leave him in the game. I dare you. In fact, I beg you. It’s like playing 11-on-10.

    Yes, I hope he does put Maybin on the field, that way Eric Wood can help him earn the money he made the Bills believe he was worth. A few nice hits would make the transition feel much better.

    Go Bills!!!!

  78. RexCanCoach says: Aug 18, 2011 8:07 AM

    ———————————
    docredskin says:
    Aug 17, 2011 9:19 PM
    I have a soft spot for Aaron Maybin since he and I are tied on the Bills all-time sack list.

    ————-
    Absolute classic Docredskin!!! Thanks for the early morning chuckle.

  79. cjspiller12 says: Aug 18, 2011 8:14 AM

    “He knows my family and he knows the kind of player I am”……………….obviously he doesn’t know what kind of player you are Aaron or Rex never would of signed you. This guy is a piece of garbage, and I can gurantee you he was on roids when he was at 250 at the combine, how else to explain it, the guy can’t keep weight on period, bulked up to 250 during the combine, then lost all the weight. He won’t make the 53 man roster. P.S………….The Jet’s and Rex Ryan suck!!

  80. wutliss07 says: Aug 18, 2011 8:34 AM

    Ryan: “MAYBIN!…GET IN THERE AND PUNT!”

  81. stampats says: Aug 18, 2011 8:56 AM

    You know what’s really sad…

    We’re talking about a kid that can’t keep weight on and take the next step…

    Sounds to me like a few rounds of HGH turns this kid into the next Merriman…….You see, Gholston was already on the program so, little could help such a guy – though he doesn’t deserve the attacks he gets from fans of this game. These guys are human.

    But, in Buffalo, a pumped up Merriman could be the greatest thing since Duffs and some kid that wasn’t on the same program is labeled a loser.

    THAT is the said state of the NFL.

    GET THIS KID ON A “PROGRAM”

  82. m2karateman says: Aug 18, 2011 9:19 AM

    Does this mean he’s only going to watch two Bills games on TV this season? Because that’s the only way he’ll “face” them in games. He won’t even make the Jets roster….

  83. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Aug 18, 2011 6:59 PM

    He must love the game. He’s gonna watch two more Bills games than I will this year.

  84. buffalobills146 says: Aug 19, 2011 10:22 PM

    I heard maybin had nice feet…. Just sayin

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