Jason Babin can try it again with the Philadelphia Eagles with the same line coach that sparked his journeyman career a year ago.
The defensive end, who has bounced around since flopping as a first-round draft pick by the Houston Texans, has aligned himself with a man he knows he can play for after last season. Babin’s career took off playing for Jim Washburn in Tennessee last season and when the Titans line coach moved to Philly, well, Babin hitched his wagon to him.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the deal and Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports the five-year contract is worth $28 million with between $5 million and $6 million guaranteed. The money was going to be interesting with Babin, who had 12 ½ sacks last season, because he doesn’t have a consistent track record.
The Eagles had a need for a pass rusher with Brandon Graham sidelined for the foreseeable future following microfracture knee surgery.
The next question is what does this mean for Ray Edwards? Many believed he was ticketed for the Eagles, including maybe Edwards himself.
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