Aaron Maybin is officially a Jet.
The Bills' former first-round pick passed his physical Wednesday and signed with the Jets, according to two league sources. Maybin was released by Buffalo on Monday, ending his career with the organization after only two seasons.
"He wants to be a Jet," Rex Ryan said at his press conference following this morning's walkthrough, adding that several teams were after the linebacker's services.
Maybin, who was in the midst of taking his physical while Ryan was addressing the media at noon, was the Bills' version of Vernon Gholston, failing to record one sack in 26 career games, leading to the dreaded "bust" label.
But the Jets decided to take a chance on the former Penn State standout, hoping he can help out their anemic pass rush, and add to their stable of outside linebackers that includes Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas and Jamaal Westerman.
"I'm excited about him," Ryan said. "I always spoke high of him when he was in Buffalo. I thought he had the ability to rush the passer. We'll see how he does. I think he has some talent, some pass rush ability. If he sticks on our team, he's going to be a pass rusher for us. We don't need him to be a starter. We have two excellent starters already.
"So we'll see. We're going to give him an opportunity to help on defense and help Mike Westhoff on special teams."