Aaron Maybin took number 58 as soon as he arrived at One Bills Drive in late April, but it wasn’t certain as to whether he’d be able to keep the number since he is a defensive end. But with several other defensive ends in the league with a number in the 50’s Buffalobills.com has learned that Maybin will be able to wear 58 as he gained league permission to do so.
Typically linebackers and offensive linemen are the only players permitted to wear jersey numbers in the 50’s, but this league rule hasn’t been overwhelmingly stringent. John Abraham is just one example of a defensive end that dons a number in the 50’s. Still the Bills went through the proper league channels to ensure Maybin as a defensive end would be able to wear it without any repercussions.
So it’s set in stone Maybin is 58.
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