Buffalo scratches Aaron Maybin again

November, 7, 2010
11/07/10
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Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Aaron Maybin won't get the chance to record his first NFL sack against the feeblest offensive line.

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.

Other players the Bills could've taken instead of Maybin: outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing, offensive tackle Michael Oher, quarterback Josh Freeman and tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

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.

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