Jason Babin doing his QB sack celebration, something he hasn’t done much in 2012.
Bye bye, Jason Babin.
The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end was released on Tuesday, the first prominent player this season to see that fate. Babin, acquired during 2011’s free agent spending frenzy, has not performed anywhere near last season’s Pro Bowl level. His 18 sacks last year have met with dramatically declined production in 2012, with Babin only having 5.5 sacks.
Andy Reid issued the following statement about Babin’s release:
“We appreciate everything that Jason has given this team over the last couple of years. We wish him all the best as he continues his career. By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of younger guys in the defensive line rotation.”
To be sure, Babin isn’t the only player on the Eagles defensive line to go silent this season. But the fact that he was unpopular in the locker room, with CSNPhilly’s Geoff Mosher saying that several...