Originally written November 29, 2012 on Eagles Eye:
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It took about 12 hours for Jason Babin to be claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. A total of 18 teams were interested in claiming Babin, including the New England Patriots, but the Jaguars at 2-9 got the "parity favor" and the official green light to assume Babin's contract and the $1.69 million remainder of his salary for the 2012 season. Meanwhile, as Evan Mathis took over center position for sore-ankled Dallas Reynolds in practice, and Danny Watkins filled in at left guard, the Eagles continued to digest the reality that this team is about to be broken up. There wasn’t a lot of anxiety in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room Wednesday surrounding the departure of defensive end Jason Babin. It was clear to the players that a message had been sent. “I’m not too worried about it,” defensive tackle Mike Patterson said. “If it comes, it comes, that’s part of the game. We’re not going to be concerned about it as players. It was surprising. It’s one ...
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