Aaron Maybin is cut, again


The roller coaster that is the career of Aaron Maybin continues.

Maybin, who went from 12th overall pick of the Bills in 2009 to outcast to camp addition by the Jets to cutdown casualty to guy who came back after the 2011 season to significant contributor to restricted free agent whom the Jets kept off the market with a seven-figure salary is back on the market.

Kimberly Martin of Newsday reports that Maybin has been cut.  Per Martin, Maybin showed up today for a Jets charity event, got the call he’d been released, and left.

Maybin appeared in 13 games last season with the Jets and eight this year, with zero starts.  He had the only six sacks of his career in 2011, and he had none in 2012.

He’ll now by exposed to waivers.  If he clears, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.

43 responses to “Aaron Maybin is cut, again

  1. They pay this guy 7 figures then cut him in the middle of the season. THey trade for Tebow, and barely use him. If the plan was to bring him in if Sanchez faltered, that time has come and past. Yet they have holes at other positions all across the team. I think the GM is probably gone after this season.

  2. Does this mean he’ll be looking to avenge himself on the Bills AND the Jets now? That’s a lot of avenging.

  3. I think the Jets dropped the ball on him this year. Say what you want about him being a bust but he didn’t even play all last season and led the team in sacks

  4. He’s still a talent, I’d take a chance on him if I needed to improve my pass rush. He would have been a better player if he stayed in college another season but you cannot knock him for leaving early when he was drafted #10 overall.

  5. I was going to crack on the Jets, again, but at this point it’s not even fun.

    Okay, I thought about it and it is still fun. We have 7 more weeks of the Rex Ryan/Tony Sparano Braintrust. I think Rex will be a good D-Coordinator somewhere next year. But Tony? Tony Tony Tony.

    Tony Sparano is a horrible coach. His teams always make playing the sport of football look incredibly difficult. He killed Chad Henne’s career. And he’s murdering Sanchez’. If the goal of your offense is to devise weird formations that ultimately result in running the ball up the middle and consistently putting your young QB in 3rd down and long situations; then Tony’s your guy.

    Way to go Parcells.

  6. I thought Rex, the self proclaimed best defensive coord. in the league supposed to make this guy the next Lawrence Taylor. you know sort of like he made Veron Gohlston the next Reggie White….this guy is a serious joke.

  7. Maybin was a little light to be an effective Pass Rusher. And a little slow to be a Safety.

    Come to think about it……that describes most of the Jets Roster.

  8. Poor guy. Everybody is criticizing him because he simply sucks. It’s bad enough to find out that you’re not as good as you thought at the NFL level, as well as being tossed around from team to team, but even worse to be ridiculed by the peanut gallery on profootballtalk lol.

  9. The Jets went out of their way to tell everyone how stupid the Bills were for letting him go after not utilizing him correctly. The Jets wanted everyone to believe Maybin was their great pick-up, their Victor Cruz, that showed they aren’t the horrendous talent evaluators everyone has pegged them to be. Well, a year after this “great” pick-up, Maybin put together a whopping 6 sacks & the Jets cut ties with their “Victor Cruz.” This team is a joke & this is just another example of their completely stupid personnel moves.

  10. Potential?? Yeah I guess if a team needs a guy who will sack the qb every time he holds the ball for 8 seconds ( the amount of time it takes for his predictable speed rush to be ridden out 10 yes behind the play then recover)

    Maybe someone needs to tell him he’s playing defense not riding a bull

  11. Rex Ryan and the Jets made a big deal out of Buffalo not using Maybin correctly, as if the Jets knew how to get more from him. They did. Six sacks(coverage sacks) and a couple of QB hurries. Did they get a starter? A big contributor? Nope. They did the same thing as Buffalo, they cut him. Great project Rex!

  12. mwindle1973 says: Nov 13, 2012 5:14 PM
    I think the GM is probably gone after this season.
    Doubt it, judging by their roster no one involved at any level with that team can evaluate talent at all.

  13. I realize the guy just got cut and was upset so he had his reasons, but he couldn’t stay until the end of the charity event? Certainly he had made enough over the last couple of years to give back for maybe one or two extra hours that were not in his contract.

  14. Go lose some weight!!! Courtney Upshaw just did in Baltimore!!!

    You slimmed-down will get you a job easier Because the last thing that you should have done was try to eat like Michael Phelps When you should have stayed at 230 pounds!!!

  15. Either way Aaron Maybin will get paid for the full year by the Jets because he was on the roster the first game of the year, unless he is claimed before he clears waivers then team will pay him, then all he has to do is get signed to a 1 year contract for next training camp and then make the opening roster again to get paid for another full year, then do it again, his career is hardly over unless, no one gives him a chance at all…we will see if that’s the case…

  16. I bet you 100 clams the Raiders sign him… (I’m sure it’s already been mentioned 98 times in this thread, but, I don’t read terrible comments in a terrible thread).

  17. Possible he was unhappy in NY? And I mean both teams,Buffalo? Jets?Ever try and do your job with inspired flare when you are miserable with your situation? Both teams are in NEED of help to the point of being circus like. As a competitor I know losing regularly can smash the drive out of you. Devils advocate has spoken. Could be the guy is a BUST no matter where he resides but I would taka a chance and offer him league minimum to earn his opportunity for a roster spot. He has shown he has the potential to start

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