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Aaron Maybin returning to Jets

4/16/2012

The New York Jets will officially return one of their top pass-rushers from last season.

As expected, Jets outside linebacker Aaron Maybin signed a one-year tender Monday to kick off New York's voluntary offseason workout program. The restricted free agent led the Jets with six sacks in 2011.

Maybin, a former first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, was cut last summer and picked up by New York. He became one of the league's surprise free-agent acquisitions and fit in well with the Jets.

New York needs more pass-rushers on defense and probably will do so via the draft. But Maybin hopes to build off his career-best season.