Could the Eagles be interested in defensive end Jason Babin? The Jacksonville Jaguars released the veteran player a few days ago. Just three months after signing him to a three year contract worth $7.5 million dollars. Stranger things have happened but if they do pick him up it would be round three with him. His first tour with the Birds was one season in 2009 but only recorded 2.5 sacks then was traded to the Tennessee Titans for a season then returned to Philly.h
During his second stint with the Eagles he stayed nearly two seasons. In 2011 he recorded 18 sacks and only 5.5 sacks in 2012. The huge decrease in sacks in 2012 could be attributed to former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid losing the locker room that season. The Eagles’ ship sank fast in 2012. Babin was unceremoniously released at the end of the 2012 season.
Last season Babin recorded 7.5 sacks with the Jaguars. Not bad but not like his 2011 season. The Eagles didn’t help themselves very much in the pass rusher department during the off-season. The Eagles are pinning their hopes on first round draft pick linebacker Marcus Smith but he could use a veteran influence to help him in the right direction. Babin could be the help he needs.