Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Jason Babin was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars wasted no time in claiming him. Babin was a Jaguar by late Wednesday.  Reportedly, the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins placed claims on Babin as well. The Jaguars’ waiver wire priority gave them first-option on the former Eagle.  Babin will benefit from going through the waiver wire transaction, because he gets to keep a pretty decent contract. Babin will carry with him a price tag of $1.69 million in the remainder of 2012. In 2013: upwards of $4 million.The hefty price was hardly a concern for head coach Mike Mularkey. He announced that Babin will start this week against the Buffalo Bills.The Jaguars stand to benefit from the signing of the veteran lineman. The Jacksonville defense is last in the league with 4,515 yards given up on the season. They have given up 3,019 of those through the air.They are tied for last in the league with just 13.0 sacks in 2012. J.J. Watt of the division riva...
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