Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash talks to defensive end Jason Babin (58) in the second quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Could The Eagles Eye Jason Babin?

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.

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  • shady25

    This is a joke right? First of all, Babin doesn’t fit the Chip Kelly culture. Second, he is not a scheme fit. We already have tweener DL named Vinny Curry who will provide pass rush from the inside. This is the dumbest article that I have read on this site by far. WTF

  • PhillySean

    Yeah, not to pile on….but this guy doesn’t fit in any way shape or form. See the Marcus Hayes piece from Nov. 30, 2012.

  • Todd

    Hey guys, PhillySean and Shady25.

    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate the honesty and that’s why I love Philadelphia Eagles fans. HONESTY. Sometimes it can be brutal but you never worry where you stand.

    That said, I hear you loud and clear. Twitter was more vocal and mirrored exactly what you guys said. I know he is very narcissistic and I overlooked that because of his ability to perform. I am concerned about our ability to put pressure on the quarterbacks.

  • John Down

    Two words: ain’t happenin’