Aaron Maybin’s attempt to revive his career with the Jets came to an abrupt end Sunday when Gang Green cut the former first-round pick. Maybin, who had shown flashes as an edge pass rusher during his brief stay with the Jets, made the initial 53-man roster Saturday night. However, he became expendable after the team claimed four players off waivers, including quarterback Kevin O’Connell.
Maybin, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets after getting cut by the Bills last month, recorded 1 ½ sacks in the preseason finale against the Eagles last week.
“Certainly, he did have some moments in that Philly game,” Rex Ryan said on Saturday night. “Certainly he played well. He was one of those guys that we talked about… I thought his play rushing the passer, that’s what landed him on the roster.”
I dislike this move. I know they said he was a luxury, but I really was liking what I saw in preseason. I think Part of me was hoping that we could make up from the Gholston Pick. I know Maybin has nothing to do with Gholston, but I felt that if Aaron stuck with us, it was almost like we were forgiven for making such a bad mistake with Vernon.
Ellis Lankster has tweeted that he is very grateful to be back with the New York Jets and specifically playing for Rex Ryan. Ryan is known as a players coach, and to hear a player say (or tweet) this sediment is really no surprise.
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It must have been New York Jets day and New York Yankees spring training on Monday. Joe Namath tweeted a picture of him greeting Derek Jeter, and Rex Ryan was seen in the crowd at the game and interviewed during the broadcast.
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