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On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles made a shocking move and announced the released defensive end Jason Babin.
A 32 year-old veteran, Babin (6-3, 267 lbs.) had a breakout season in 2010 as a member of the Titans defensive line and recorded 12.5 sacks. The next offseason, Babin signed with Philly and became a household name when he recorded 18.0 sacks and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance.
This season, Babin has led the Eagles with 5.5 sacks but Philadelphia, struggling on defense, decided to move on, placing Babin on waivers. Against the run, Babin has been a liability, but he could contribute to many teams as a pass rushing specialist.
So, should the Denver Broncos kick the tires on this veteran lineman?
It seems unlikely that Babin would fall all the way to Denver on waivers, but it could happen. Not every team will be interested in his three-year contract, which owes him over $11 million through 2015.
The Broncos, however, have the cap room and Babin would make Denver’s No. 4 ranked defense even more tenacious against the pass. NFL.com‘s Dan Hanzus views Denver as one of five possible landing spots for Babin, citing Denver’s Super Bowl hopes as a reason to pursue a veteran that could help them down the stretch.
Would you like to see the Broncos place a waiver claim on Babin? A pass rush featuring Von Miller, Elvis Dumervil and Jason Babin would be fun to watch on Sundays. Dish out your thoughts in the comments below!
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IRVING The Philadelphia Eagles cut defensive end Jason Babin on Tuesday, leaving the two-time Pro Bowler available to be claimed by another franchise.
The Jacksonville Jaguars won the claim on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
When the news of Babin's release began circulating, fans across the league wondered if their favorite team would land the former first-round...
In a surprise move, the lowly Philadelphia Eagles cut defensive end Jason Babin, who led the team in sacks. For a team who struggles – well, everywhere on the field – you would think that they would want every player available to use on both sides of the ball. While there may be more to this move than Andy Reid letting the younger players get more time while allowing Babin the...
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Philadelphia Eagles waived defensive end Jason Babin to save some money by creating more salary cap space for themselves.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Babin was cut in order to save cap space and cash ($1.69 million on both counts) down the stretch. The goal also was to give the team’s younger players a closer...
According to Howard Eskin of FOX 29 in Philly, both the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens are interested in defensive end Jason Babin who was released by the Eagles on Tuesday.
Babin is scheduled to clear waivers at 4pm today. It will be interesting to see if either team puts in a claim for him or if they’re willing to roll the dice in hopes that he becomes a free agent.
The Jacksonville Jaguars won the race to claim former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin off waivers Wednesday in an attempt to improve their pass rush. Eight teams tried to land Babin, NFL.com reported, but the Jaguars had the second highest position on the NFL's waiver claim list and took advantage of it. The Eagles released Babin on Tuesday. The Jaguars will...
The Jaguars are hoping that Jason Babin, who became a symbol of the collapse of the Philadelphia Eagles, can help revive their defense. Babin was signed to a five-year, $28 million contract by the Eagles a year ago and had 18 sacks but the Eagles failed to make the playoffs with an 8-8 record. Things got worse this year and defensive line coach Jim Washburn, who was Babin'...
NewsTags: DeMeco RyansEvan MathisFletcher CoxJason BabinMike PattersonNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesTrent ColeThere’s a lot of talk about the release of Jason Babin sending a message. Why would you wait until the team is 3-8 to send a message? The season is over and all the players are playing for is their individual careers...
NewsTags: Jason BabinPhiladelphia EaglesIn an amazing and surprising move the Philadelphia Eagles have released starting defensive end Jason Babin. The veteran pass rusher played in 40 plays for the Birds last night in their loss to the Carolina Panthers.
He has 5.5. sacks for the season, which is a huge dropoff from his Pro Bowl...
One day after he was released by the Eagles, the All-Pro defensive end has himself a new team: the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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One year removed from an 18-sack season, Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin was abruptly released yesterday. I don’t mean to pile-on here, but I can’t say I’m sad to see him go.
In fact, I was very surprised they signed him (again) in 2011.
I normally do not play the “I told you so” game, but…I told you so. Back in June of 2011, I wrote an article saying why I didn’t...