Russo Blog - 8/15 Bills cut Maybin, PM Practice Recap

August 15, 2011 Updated Aug 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM EDT

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Russo Blog - 8/15 Bills cut Maybin, PM Practice Recap

August 15, 2011 Updated Aug 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM EDT

Pittsford ( It was never really a question of if.. but rather when.. and today was that day. The BIlls released 2009 first round pick Aaron Maybin on Monday, cutting ties with a player who now officially goes down as one of the biggest draft busts in team history.

Bills GM Buddy Nix said on Monday night that Maybin did everything he was asked to do, and worked hard, it just didn't work out. The linebacker entered this training camp at 228 pounds, and Nix said that was the biggest thing that held him back.

"I saw where someone say that he wasn't a fit for the scheme. I don't know what scheme he fits at that size, except for at strong safety or something., said Nix. "He says his metabolism and maybe that’s what it is. He couldn’t hold weight. He was 250 at the combine when we saw him and then he was 228 this fall. He goes up and down some but not very high"

"I think what happens when you miss on a pick that high, a first or second or even third round, it sets you back because you keep trying to fill that void. That’s the reason we took a little longer. We needed him and wanted him to come through and wanted to make sure we gave him every opportunity. He did everything he could do. He practiced hard, he hustled and he did everything we asked of him. It just didn’t work out", said Nix

Other Notes -

-It wouldn't be a training camp without getting soaked once or twice.
Tonight was the night. The Bills worked through a downpour for most of practice chasing a good crowd which had gathered for the start of the workout.

-On the injury front WR Buster Davis left practice with a "strained something" according to Head Coach Chan Gailey, Gailey says that he was going to miss atleast a couple of days.

-Monday's workout was the first since the Bills lost the pre-season opener 10-3 in Chicago, I asked Gailey for his thoughts after looking at the game film.. below is his response.

"Overall I thought that the ones on offense and defense did okay. We have something we can build on with them. The rest of them were not very good at all and we have a lot of work to do to try and find which of those guys are going to come up and help this football team become a championship football team. Our special teams overall were extremely poor. If we play like that on special teams we will lose two to three games because of special teams this year."