Jason Babin DL NYJ 8 Months
Jets signed DL Jason Babin to a two-year deal.
The second year of the contract is a team option. Financial details were not immediately available, but we'd expect very little guaranteed money for a 34-year-old player that was cut by the Jaguars a month ago. It's still a nice flier for the Jets, as Rex Ryan has squeezed plenty out of defensive players with far less ability. Babin led the Jags with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures a year ago. He profiles as a situational pass-rusher in New York.
Jason Babin DL NYJ 8 Months
Free agent DE Jason Babin visited the Jets Monday.
Babin is 34 and a bit of a headcase, but did lead the Jags with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures last season. He'd be a low-cost situational toy for Rex Ryan to kick the tires on at camp.
Jason Babin DL NYJ 9 Months
Jaguars released DE Jason Babin.
Babin is 34 years old now and wasn't a lead-pipe lock for the final roster, but this one still comes as a mild surprise. He led the Jags with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures last season, and was re-signed in March to provide depth at the Leo spot in Gus Bradley's defense. That pact included $500,000 guaranteed. FOX's Mike Garafolo says the Bucs and Falcons are two pass-rush needy teams that could kick the tires on Babin.
Jason Babin DL NYJ Dec 22 '79
Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.
Jason Babin DL NYJ Dec 19 '79
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 NYJ Nov 26 '79
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 NYJ Jul 25 '79
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 NYJ May 03 '79
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 NYJ Apr 08 '79
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 NYJ Mar 15 '79
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.