Fooch's Update: Maybin has decided to go in another direction and will not be signing with the 49ers.
Earlier this afternoon Matt Barrows tweeted that the 49ers were one of the team's on recently released Aaron Maybin's short list. Maybin was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 11th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft but never panned out. In two seasons he recorded 24 total tackles and never lived up to the potential.
The 49ers released outside linebacker Thaddeus Gibson on Monday and one has to wonder if it was with the intention of pushing for Maybin. At this point, Aldon Smith, Parys Haralson and Ahmad Brooks seem pretty much locked into the top three outside linebacker positions, not necessarily in that order.
Antwan Applewhite, Kenny Rowe and Monte Simmons are competing for the fourth OLB spot and Maybin could be brought in to at least provide a little more competition. If they are able to bring him in maybe they figure it's a low risk move with some decent upside if he can figure out whatever there is that needs to be figured out. And if he doesn't, it's not like they're looking at some monster cap hit.