The Daily News has learned that free agent linebacker Aaron Maybin
has decided to sign a deal with the Jets
. He will put pen to paper later Wednesday after he takes a physical, according to a source.
Since Maybin is still getting guaranteed money from the Bills
, the Jets likely put together a non-guaranteed contract for the former first-round pick.
The former first-round pick by the Bills was cut loose in Buffalo after two disappointing seasons. Although Maybin struggled to adapt to the Bills' 3-4 defense last year, sources close to the former Penn State
star believe that he'll be able to succeed in Rex Ryan
's multiple-front defense. Another source told the News that Ryan believes that Maybin, the 11th overall pick in 2009, will be able to fulfiill his potential as an edge pass rusher in passing situations.