On Monday, the Buffalo Bills placed third-year pass rusher Aaron Maybin on waivers. He cleared waivers Tuesday afternoon, making him an unrestricted free agent, and today he'll reportedly sign a one-year deal with the New York Jets.
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini reports that Maybin's contract with the Jets will be for a minimal salary largely because the former Penn State star will be receiving $2 million guaranteed from the Bills. Maybin signed a rookie deal that guaranteed him $15 million in August of 2009, and this sum is likely a prorated portion of that total.
Cimini also reports that Maybin weighed into Bills camp at 228 pounds because of a pre-camp illness; GM Buddy Nix told reporters that Maybin tried to explain the low weight away on a high metabolism. Meanwhile, NFL.com's Albert Breer tweeted that he spoke with a current Bills player that thought Maybin had been ignored by Buffalo's coaching staff, and that they determined early on that he didn't fit the team's direction.
Maybin now joins Rex Ryan's squad. Ryan is known for collecting pass rushers, and he'll give Maybin a look in that capacity in his patented hybrid-front defense. With NFL training camps quickly drawing to a close, Maybin may not even make the Jets' final roster.