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Jason Babin | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 267
College: Western Michigan
Contract: view contract details

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The Newark Star-Ledger doesn’t project OLB Jason Babin to make the 53-man roster.
The Jets are expected to go with IK Enemkpali as the backup to Quinton Coples. 35-year-old Babin is owed just $125,000 guaranteed in the final year of his deal. The Jets would save $1.5 million by releasing him. Aug 5 - 5:31 PM

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The Newark Star-Ledger considers OLB Jason Babin’s roster spot in jeopardy.

The Jets picked up Babin’s $1.63M option, but the addition of rookie Lorenzo Mauldin could make him expendable. Babin played on 45 percent of snaps last year and was productive in a situational role, finishing with 27 hurries and two sacks. The Jets would save $1.5M by cutting Babin.
May 23 - 6:21 PM

Jets exercised OLB Jason Babin's 2015 option.

Babin was productive in a situational role last year, appearing in all 16 games and playing on 45 percent of snaps. Bringing him back is a low-risk move for the Jets. Babin has just a $1.63 million cap hit.
Feb 14 - 3:00 PM

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 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, and earned a top-nine pass-rushing grade among defensive ends in PFF's rankings. He profiles as depth off the edge and a situational pass-rusher in New York.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:32:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:47:00 AM

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 surprise. He led the Jags with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures last season, and was re-signed 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.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 08:57:00 AM

Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.

It's a surprise after the Jaguars tapped their Seahawks pipeline for Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, but a gives a rebuilding team multiple pass-rushing options. All three players will be over 30 years of age by Week 1. The Jags' "Leo" rusher last season, Babin notched 7.5 sacks across 779 snaps. Both those totals should fall in 2014. It's possible Babin won't make the 53-man roster.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 02:15:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Jaguars DE Jason Babin is 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.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 01:47:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 04:44:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 06:39:00 PM

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," Babin said. "I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that."
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Jaguars RE 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.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Jaguars DL coach Todd Wash said Jason Babin will play the "Leo" role in 2013.

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.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 11:58:00 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 09:23:00 AM

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