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Jason Babin | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 267
College: Western Michigan
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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. Jul 23 - 11:32 AM

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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.
Jul 23 - 10:47 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.
Jun 19 - 8:57 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.
Mar 13 - 2:15 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.
Mar 10 - 2:54 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 15 - 1:47 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."
Source: jaguars.com
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.
Source: jaguars.com
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

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 five 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 08:18:00 AM

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. According to NFL.com, three teams placed claims, including the Bills and Redskins. The Jags are now on the hook for his remaining $1.69 million salary. Babin 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.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 04:16:00 PM

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. The Ravens, Falcons, Colts and Browns are reportedly not interested.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:01:00 AM