The Bills have deactivated Maybin for a third straight week, leaving him to watch Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears in street clothes. The Bears have given up a league-worst 31 sacks in just seven games.
Maybin's not hurt. He simply can't get on the field for a winless team.
The Bills drafted Maybin 11th overall last year out of Penn State because they thought he would be a star pass-rusher. They selected him ahead of Brian Orakpo, who recorded 11 sacks as a rookie and already has seven this year.
Yes, I know Cushing has been suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. So has Shawne Merriman, who the Bills picked up on waivers Wednesday because their pass rush is so weak. The Bills have 11 sacks, tied for 25th in the league.