Jason Babin DL JAC 2 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 10 Months
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.
Jason Babin DL JAC Nov 28 '12
Beat writer Sean Jensen believes the Bears have interest in free agent DE Jason Babin.
Like many teams, the Bears may not want to put a claim in on Babin because they'd have to eat the remainder of his 2012 salary, roughly $1.8 million. But if he clears waivers at 4 p.m. today, expect a whole bunch of teams to get in on a guy one year removed from an 18-sack season. The Lions, who run the wide-nine scheme Babin prefers, could also show interest.
Jason Babin DL JAC Nov 27 '12
Eagles released DE Jason Babin.
The Phillies have won a game more recently than the Eagles, who are three points removed from a winless season. This moves tells us the organization is turning the page on the 2012 season, seeking more playing time for Brandon Graham and 2012 second-rounder Vinny Curry. A Pro Bowler in 2010 and 2011 with 30.5 sacks, Babin has long been a liability against the run and was underwhelming as a pass rusher (5.5 sacks) this season. The Titans have moved on from their wide-9 scheme, but the Lions or Bengals could be interested in the 32-year-old.