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In a shocking move by the Philadelphia Eagles, DE Jason Babin, in his second stint with the team, was cut today. It’s almost ironic as less than 24 hours before the move, he tweeted the following on his twitter account:
Looking back at this tweet from Babin yesterday afternoon, it makes sense. And maybe the dawn is coming a lot sooner than we all expected. In essence, the dawn takes the form of Vinny Curry, who in his first NFL start, led the Eagles’ defense with 5 tackles in last night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. Curry was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft.
The move itself shouldn’t come as a surprise as Babin is among a handful of defensive players that won’t be returning to the team next season. It has been rumored that CB Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominic Rodgers-Cromartie, along with both safeties, Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman, won’t be returning next season. The fall of the Eagles’ defense and inability to do anything positive has been exponential since the firing of Juan Castillo. It’s almost as if Castillo knew what he had and was actually doing the best he could to hide the lack of talent he had on defense. As time passes, we slowly begin to realize that Castillo wasn’t the problem.
When asked why it didn’t work with Babin on ESPN’s NFL Live with Trey Wingo, Babin responded that it was a bunch of little things that added up to eventually a big thing and that thing was 7 consecutive losses – the most consecutive losses in franchise history, and certainly under the Andy Reid era.
To further depress what remains of an already dismal season, Andy Reid reported in his day-after press conference that starting WR DeSean Jackson would be placed on injured reserve with fractured ribs, effectively ending Jackson’s season.
“He’s got multiple fractures,” Reid said.
Jackson finishes his fifth NFL season with 45 receptions for 700 yards and two touchdowns. His loss leaves the Eagles with four healthy receivers on the active roster. Jason Avant missed Monday night’s game with a hamstring injury, but Reid said Avant “has a chance to practice” on Wednesday.
Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and recently acquired Greg Salas are the remaining wide receivers on the roster. The Eagles do have a pair of rookie receivers on the practice squad in sixth-round pick Marvin McNutt and B.J. Cunningham, who was signed in September.
Jackson’s loss also means the Eagles likely will be without three of their marquee players in next Sunday night’s nationally televised game at Dallas. Both Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy are still recovering from concussions. Vick is in phase four but has not passed the ImPACT test and will take another one on Wednesday. McCoy, Reid said, remains in phase one.
Quarterback Nick Foles and running back Bryce Brown likely will make their third and second straight starts, respectively. Foles this season is 55-for-99 passing with a touchdown and three interceptions. He completed 16 of 21 passes for only 119 yards against Carolina.
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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...
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...
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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...
Jason Babin cut by Eagles
When a player’s only responsibility is to do one specific job, it becomes very conspicuous when that player is not fulfilling that obligation. Such was the case with now-former Eagles DE Jason Babin, who was unceremoniously released today. Babin, who played in the last two Pro Bowls, excelled in the infamous wide-9 defense. In 2010 he compiled a then,...
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The Philadelphia Eagles will place wide receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve after he sustained multiple rib fractures in Monday night's loss to Carolina.
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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.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have placed WR DeSean Jackson on season-ending injured reserve after he suffered a few fractured ribs during Monday night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, per Reuben Frank.
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