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Aaron Maybin looking for a second chance with Jets

August 17, 2011 |  9:32 am

Aaron1 It appears another player looking for a second chance will be playing for the New York Jets this season.

Linebacker Aaron Maybin, a former first-round pick who struggled in Buffalo, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets on Wednesday, according to the Buffalo News.

Maybin, who was nicknamed "Maybe" by disappointed Bills fans after being selected 11th overall in the 2009 draft, appeared in 11 games with Buffalo last season. The former All-American standout at Penn State was waived by the Bills on Monday.

If he makes the Jets' season roster, Maybin likely will play as a backup in Coach Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense. Maybin struggled in Buffalo's 3-4 defense and he faces a tough road ahead of him if he wants to go from draft-day bust to NFL starter.

Maybin is the second high-profile name attempting to jumpstart his career with the Jets this summer. Wide receiver Plaxico Burress signed with the AFC championship runner-ups after serving a two-year prison sentence for a gun charge.


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Photo: Aaron Maybin practices with the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 2. Credit: David Duprey / Associated Press