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Maybin has to step it up

Aaron Maybin, who recently signed with the New

Aaron Maybin, who recently signed with the New York Jets, talks to the media during NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Aaron Maybin has shown some brief flashes in his short stint with the Jets.

However, it's not enough to solidify a spot on the final 53-man roster come Saturday if you ask Rex Ryan.

Maybin, signed two weeks ago to a one-year deal two days following his release from the Bills, hasn't done enough in Ryan's eyes to make the team. The final chance for the third-year pro, who's yet to record a regular-season sack in his two seasons, comes Thursday when the Jets host the Eagles in the preseason finale at MetLife Stadium.

"Yeah, I think he’s going to have to do more,' Ryan said. "I think he’s going to have to show that he’s that pass rusher we think he’s got a chance to be because quite honestly, [Jamaal] Westerman and [Garrett] McIntyre are playing really well for us. So he is going to have to show more.

"I think he can play in this league. We’ll see if he can play for us."

Maybin actually got into the game in the second quarter during the Giants' two-minute drill at the end of the half, all because Ryan thought it was prudent to get a good peek at the former first-round pick who's trying to shed the dreaded "bust" label.

"I wanted to see him against the No. 1 offensive line," Ryan said. "We know he can blow by the second and third, so I wanted to see him against the first unit there."

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