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Jags boxed out Bills, ‘Skins for Babin

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The Jaguars, with the No. 2 spot on the waiver priority list, had dibs on defensive end Jason Babin over every team but the Chiefs.

But having dibs is one thing.  Using them is another.  As it turns out, the Jags used their dibs over only two other teams.

Per multiple reports, the Bills and Redskins also made a waivers claim for Babin.  Those reports contradict another report that the Browns, Chargers, Raiders, and Dolphins “tried to get” Babin.

The Bills will nevertheless get a look at Babin.  He’ll be heading with the Jaguars to Buffalo for Sunday’s game.

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15 Responses to “Jags boxed out Bills, ‘Skins for Babin”
  1. profootballwalk says: Nov 28, 2012 8:46 PM

    Wait – I thought the Bills already had a great defensive line.

  2. brianforster says: Nov 28, 2012 8:51 PM

    glad to hear the skins tried, even if he didn’t see the field we still play the eagles one more time, every game counts.

  3. threatlevelbob says: Nov 28, 2012 8:59 PM

    No offense intended towards the Jaguars but I have not clue what they are trying to do.

    The Jaguars are out of the hunt this season, most likely will be the next, and in 2014 Babin will probably be to old to contribute. He’s a speed-rusher, wide 9 specialist.

    Once you hit 35 in the NFL your “speed” days are over.

    I have no idea what is going through Gene Smith’s mind.

  4. nogoodell says: Nov 28, 2012 9:13 PM

    He’s scared of the stat sheet and is the worst DE against the run in FB. Last year he had 18 sacks, but 25 total tackles.. he’s a one trick pony and left the one system that worked well for him

  5. smokinjoes91 says: Nov 28, 2012 9:50 PM

    It is just a ploy to sell more tickets by the Khan Man. They get a much needed win over a pathetic division foe in the Titans, and sign Babin to but put more buns in seats that aren’t covered by tarps.

    If I were Babin, I would be depressed. Sure you are getting paid, but for what? To go maybe 4-12 at best?

    Have fun playing out the rest of your limited career in JAX, make the most out of those London trips once a year.

  6. doublezero74 says: Nov 28, 2012 10:05 PM

    This should put the jags over the top

  7. Tim says: Nov 28, 2012 10:12 PM

    Jacksonville is about the only place he can go where tribal tats are still considered cool.

  8. kylefitta says: Nov 28, 2012 10:16 PM

    Babin probably has lost all his enthusiasm for football. The Dream team became a nightmare and then he gets picked up by an even bigger nightmare of a team.

  9. murraysons says: Nov 28, 2012 10:56 PM

    Hey, give the Jags credit. Not often they win anything this time of year.

  10. hungbob says: Nov 28, 2012 11:43 PM

    The Bills can wait till he is a free agent and overpay for him also.

  11. apmn says: Nov 29, 2012 12:15 AM

    As if the Bills d-line wasn’t over-paid and under-performing enough already. I can’t wait to see how many dollars they paid per sack at the end of the season.

  12. randallflagg52 says: Nov 29, 2012 2:53 AM

    Makes since the Jags wanted him. They’ve had such HUGE success signing veteran pass rushers in the past. Just look at what Aaron Kampman did in Jax.

  13. bobbyhoying says: Nov 29, 2012 7:14 AM

    Give the owner credit. He at least has people talking about the Jags.

  14. chalkruz1989 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:31 AM

    I do not wish for players to falter, or get hurt for that matter, but when it comes to Jason Babin I am glad that he’s returned to his rightful place in the NFL as an average player.

    I got sick watching him and Trent Cole utilize the ‘wide-nine’ scheme because it completely took their two defensive ends (Babin, Trent Cole) out of the play if it was a run.

    I didn’t understand how a team could allow that scheme to continue for as long as it did knowing how damaging it was to their defense. I know Babin and Cole didn’t care, the system set them up for a career year but like usual wins were not a part of the formula.

    Babin needs to shed being a ‘pure pass-rusher’ and instead accept being a well-rounded defensive end.

  15. dukemarc says: Nov 29, 2012 3:34 PM

    Desperate times for desperate teams.

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