Sunday, September 4, 2011
Jets cut Aaron Maybin, add four
By James Walker
Well, that feel-good story didn't last very long.
About 24 hours after making the New York Jets' 53-man roster, draft bust and former first-round pick Aaron Maybin was released Sunday following a series of waiver-wire pickups.
The Jets claimed receiver Mardy Gilyard, quarterback Kevin O'Connell, center Colin Baxter and safety Andrew Sendejo, via ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini. Also, here is a look at New York's 2011 practice squad.
Maybin, who's spot was never guaranteed, was among those released to make room for the claims. It's yet another roadblock for the former No. 11 overall pick. Maybin has been released by two AFC East teams (Bills, Jets) in the past month.
Still, Maybin deserves credit for making the Jets' initial 53-man roster. That shows progress compared to what we've seen the past two seasons.