Sunday, November 11, 2012
Maybin inactive; Scott will play
By Rich Cimini
SEATTLE -- There will be no Mayhem for the Jets.
Underperforming pass rusher Aaron Maybin, who has yet to record a sack, was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
The move didn't come as a surprise, considering the Jets called up OLB Ricky Sapp this week from their practice squad. Sapp, who has no NFL experience, is expected to replace Maybin as a situational pass rusher.
The Jets will dress nine linebackers, including ILB Bart Scott, who missed the last game with a turf-toe injury.
That Maybin has dropped to 10th on the depth chart represents a stunning fall. He was the Jets' leading sacker (six) last year and he was considered their top pass-rushing threat at the start of the season, but he hasn't produced in limited playing time -- only 119 defensive snaps. But he has nine quarterback hits, by far the best ratio on the team.
The Jets' other inactives are RB/KR Joe McKnight, G Caleb Schlauderaff, G Hayworth Hicks, TE Hayden Smith, NT Kenrick Ellis and QB Greg McElroy.
S Eric Smith is active after missing three games with a knee injury. RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) also returns.
As expected, the Seahawks deactivated two starters -- LB K.J. Wright and G James Carpenter. Their other inactives are S Winston Guy, CB Walter Thurmond, DT Clinton McDonald, T Mike Person and DE Greg Scruggs.