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Waivers claims for Babin due at 4:00 p.m. ET

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Soon, we’ll know where the career of defensive end Jason Babin will continue.

By 4:00 p.m. ET, any team that wants to claim the balance of his contract (it runs through 2015) must submit a waivers claim.  The NFL then will assign Babin to the team with the highest priority.

Per a league source, the Eagles fielded multiple calls from potentially interested teams.  Philly benefits if someone claims him; if Babin goes unclaimed, he can recover the balance of his base salary from the Eagles.

He’s due $1.69 over the final five weeks of the season.

If he’s not claimed, Babin will become an unrestricted free agent.  Our guess is that someone will claim him.  It’s a low-risk and possibly high-reward move for a player who had 18 sacks in 2011.

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. ET:  Per multiple reports, Babin has been claimed.  A league source explains that, even if he hadn’t been claimed, the Eagles wouldn’t have owed the balance of his contract for 2012 because Babin already has received termination pay.  Under the CBA, a player can elect the balance of his salary as termination pay only once in his career.

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22 Responses to “Waivers claims for Babin due at 4:00 p.m. ET”
  1. pondbridge says: Nov 28, 2012 4:00 PM

    A buck sixty-nine owed? Wow, he HAS had a bad year!

  2. cabolt says: Nov 28, 2012 4:01 PM

    For a less than 2 dollars, I’d make a waiver claim and put him on my backyard football team.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 28, 2012 4:04 PM

    Babin is vastly overrated.

  4. benacci says: Nov 28, 2012 4:09 PM

    I wonder since Grigson knows him if the Colts will take’em?

  5. megaspartan87 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:10 PM

    Come on Patriots!

  6. micronin127 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:13 PM

    Patriots have injury to Chandler Jones and PED suspension for Jermaine Cunningham and are thin at 4-3 DE position.

    Next up is Trevor Scott or Brandon Deaderick, so putting a claim in on Babin could make sense for a stop-gap measure.

  7. jluns275 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Many have claimed Babin only excelled in the “wide 9″…didn’t he have double digit sacks for the Titans a couple years ago?

  8. pats1977 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    18 sacks (solo) in 16 games do not sound overrated to Pats nation. We’ll be more than happy to have him.

  9. tjules21 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:17 PM

    I see why the Eagles let him go now. That contract must be loaded on the back-end if he’s only making $0.34 per game.

  10. tannethrill says: Nov 28, 2012 4:17 PM

    To the Jags

  11. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:18 PM

    the redskins have put a claim in for him. hope we get him he would def help the pass rush on nickel situations

  12. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 28, 2012 4:19 PM

    Adam Schefter is reporting it’s Jacksonville.

  13. bostonbias says: Nov 28, 2012 4:19 PM

    He is a Jag now.

  14. wrossi81 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:21 PM

    Schefter is tweeting that the Jaguars claimed him.

  15. bleed4philly says: Nov 28, 2012 4:21 PM

    One trick pony… And that’s only when he cares.

  16. megaspartan87 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:23 PM

    Jaguars. LOL

  17. kleahy82486 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:23 PM

    he had double digit sacks for the titans with jim washburns wide 9. Babin followed washburn to philly.

  18. bostroff says: Nov 28, 2012 4:26 PM

    The Jags claimed him? Why bother?

  19. ballersgonnaball says: Nov 28, 2012 4:27 PM

    JAGS

  20. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Nov 28, 2012 4:27 PM

    He has had 2 big seasons, 2010 and 2011. I have two questions:

    1. Why is this dude going to be playing for his sixth team in eight seasons?

    2. Why did he not produce until he turned 30?

    Red flags, in my opinion, but if I could find satisfactory, believable answers to those two questions I would claim him.

  21. rawhead08 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:27 PM

    The titans also ran the wide 9 under Washburn. Babin benefited from his one trick pony scheme

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:59 PM

    Colts could use him with their losses along the line this year.

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