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Maybin’s In: First-Round Pick Ends Longest Holdout Two Decades

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Pro Football Weekly and ESPN is reporting that the Bills have finally landed their man. First-round pick Aaron Maybin has inked his deal, a five-year agreement that means now just two players (Andre Smith and Michael Crabtree) are left from the first round not signed.

After the longest holdout for a Bills rookie in more than two decades, first-round DE Aaron Maybin has reached an agreement with the club. ESPN reports that the 11th overall pick out of Penn State is expected to sign the five-year contract on Friday but will not be with the team for its third preseason game against the Packers this weekend.

The 49ers’ inability to get No. 10 pick Michael Crabtree under contract contributed to the delay with Maybin. Crabtree and Bengals OT Andre Smith, the sixth pick in April, are the only two first-rounders still without contracts.

A first-team All-American in 2008, Maybin is expected to breathe some much needed life into the Bills’ lackluster pass rush. He led the Big Ten with 12 sacks in ’08.


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