Jason Babin DL JAC 13 Hrs
Jaguars DE Jason Babin voided the final two years of his contract, and is now a free agent.
Babin was a candidate for release, so it was likely a mutual decision. Babin was due $6 million in each of the next two seasons. The fact that he'd walk away from that kind of money is a pretty obvious sign the Jags were pushing for a major pay cut. The Florida Times Union believes the sides could eventually agree on a new deal. Going on 34, Babin notched 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles across 16 starts last season, but got out-played by Andre Branch. He'll be viewed as a situational pass rusher on the open market.
Jason Babin DL JAC 24 Days
ESPN Jaguars blogger Michael DiRocco considers DE Jason Babin a candidate to be released.
Babin is due $6 million in 2014 and was outplayed by Andre Branch last season. He started all 16 games at the LEO position, but graded out as just the No. 39 defensive end by Pro Football Focus. Babin is open to re-negotiating his contract and could be brought back at a reduced salary.
Jason Babin DL JAC 5 Months
National Football Post's Jason Cole reports the Jaguars have received trade inquiries about DE Jason Babin.
Babin is 33 years old with a $4.225 million guaranteed salary, so it's likely Jacksonville isn't getting offered much in the way of compensation. He has two sacks and 16 tackles through six starts. Still, Babin could help a team as a situational, Wide-9 edge rusher. He's not in the Jags' long-term plans.
Jason Babin DL JAC 8 Months
Jaguars RE Jason Babin (groin surgery) was medically cleared for training camp.
He passed his conditioning test and is all systems go. Babin will be the Jaguars' primary "Leo" defensive end, which is the go-to pass rusher in Gus Bradley's scheme. He's got legit IDP value as a sneaky DL2/3 with some upside.
Jason Babin DL JAC 9 Months
Jaguars RE Jason Babin (groin surgery) estimates he's "about nine days out from being 100 percent."
Babin's oddly specific timetable has him on track to be 100 percent well ahead of camp. Babin is excited about manning the "Leo" role in coach Gus Bradley's hybrid 4-3. "It's a position that I can only dream about because you're going to line up on a tackle or you're going to line up on the open side, and you're going to rush the quarterback every down, for the most part," Babid said. "I don't think I could ask for anything more than that."
Jason Babin DL JAC 9 Months
Jaguars DE Jason Babin underwent groin surgery Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Groin surgery can sometimes mean a sports-hernia operation, but that doesn't appear to be the case here. Slated for the "Leo" role in coach Gus Bradley's hybrid 4-3, Babin is going to get plenty of opportunities to get after the quarterback during his age-33 season. In decline, however, he'll likely be much closer to the seven sacks he notched last season than the 18 he tallied in 2011.
Jason Babin DL JAC Feb 13 '13
Jaguars DL coach Todd Wash said Jason Babin will play the "Leo" role.
It's a critical position because it's often the only pure pass rusher on the field for early downs. Wash and Gus Bradley used Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin to fill the job in Seattle last year and they combined to rack up 19.5 sacks. Babin figures to be far less productive as he's coming off a seven-sack season and is entering his age-33 campaign.
Jason Babin DL JAC Dec 03 '12
Newly signed DE Jason Babin started in his Jaguars debut Sunday.
Babin was claimed off waivers on Wednesday and immediately took the spot of the injured Austen Lane (foot). He ended up splitting time with George Selvie, recording four tackles, no sacks, no quarterback hits and one roughing the passer penalty. He's not going to save the Jags' miserable pass rush.
Jason Babin DL JAC Nov 29 '12
Coach Mike Mularkey said DE Jason Babin will play in Sunday's game against the Bills.
The 2-9 Jags aren't going to pay Babin $1.69 million over the final games to ease him in. They are dead last in the league with just 13 sacks on the season. "It's a good pickup," Mularkey said. "He's had a lot of success over the last three years and we could use some help in that area. He'll fit what we're doing." Babin could even end up starting over Austen Lane, who is nursing a foot injury.
Jason Babin DL JAC Nov 28 '12
Jaguars claimed DE Jason Babin off waivers from the Eagles.
Jacksonville is second in the waiver claim order, so Babin didn't make it far. He should immediately goose the league's worst pass rush, and will be auditioning for a roster spot in 2013. Babin is signed through 2015, but has no guaranteed money beyond 2012. Even if he's back in Jacksonville next season, it will almost certainly be on a renegotiated deal. The author of 36.5 sacks since 2010, Babin will turn 33 in May.