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Aaron Maybin On The Chopping Block?

Ryan Miller of the Democrat and Chronicle reports that Buffalo Bills LB Aaron Maybin reported to training camp much lighter than expected and only 3 pounds more than the teams kicker Rian Lindell.

I’m not somebody that makes a lot of excuses for myself,” Maybin said. “I had a bad sickness right before we had to report back and lost a lot of weight. Luckily, I’m one of those guys that can gain or lose 10 pounds in two days so just as quickly as I was down I was back up.”

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said that Maybin’s overall performance has had both up’s and down’s so far.

Aaron tries hard every time he walks on the field,” Bills head coach Chan Gailey said on Friday. “The key for him is being productive on the field. He has to become a consistent player against the run and a consistent pass rusher. He has work to do, he’s not there yet. So we will see how he continues to develop.”

The Bills drafted Maybin with the 11th overall pick back in 2009 but since then he’s hasn’t shown the ability to effective in either run or pass defense. Several scouts have said that his light frame has left him unable to shed blockers and make tackles. Now that he’s entering his 5th season in the NFL, Maybin is going to have to show some dramatic improvements if he plans on being around for another year.