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“I think he’s got some talent, some pass-rush ability,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “If he sticks on our team, he’s going to be a pass rusher for us. We don’t need him to be a starter. We’ve got two excellent starters at outside linebacker already (Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas).”
Aaron Maybin, the 11th overall pick from Penn State in 2009, will sign Wednesday with the Jets, pending a physical. Ryan verified the news, proclaiming he believes Maybin has the ability to become a productive pass rusher.
Maybin will sign a one-year deal, likely for the veterans’ minimum. He’s also banking $2 million in guarantees from the Bills, according to a league source. Maybin, released Monday after two disappointing campaigns in Buffalo, still had three years remaining on his rookie contract.
The 228-pound linebacker will look to become what the Jets thought Vernon Gholston could develop into – an explosive, playmaking 3-4 outside linebacker.