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Jets agree to terms with Jason Babin

Jason Babin, Paul Posluszny, C.J. Mosley AP

The Jets are adding a veteran pass rusher to Rex Ryan’s defense.

Jason Babin, the 34-year-old defensive end who visited the Jets this week, has agreed to terms. Babin’s agents announced the deal on Twitter.

Babin started all 16 games for the Jaguars last year and recorded 7.5 sacks. That was his highest total since 2011, when he had a phenomenal season in Philadelphia and finished with 18 sacks for the Eagles.

Babin was a first-round draft pick of the Texans in 2004 and has also played for the Seahawks, Chiefs and Titans. Although he’s not the All-Pro caliber player he was a few years ago, he’ll provide some solid depth as a situational pass rusher for the Jets.

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  1. freddiec8 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:07 PM

    Good for him

  2. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 23, 2014 12:09 PM

    Top defense in the league this season, no question about it. No one is going to be able to run on Sheldon Richardson and now one is going to be able to block Mo Wilkerson.

  3. seatownballers says: Jul 23, 2014 12:12 PM

    Great addition by the jets. But do they have an offense that can win the division? I think not

  4. simplegodfather says: Jul 23, 2014 12:14 PM

    This should be very interesting season for the Defense Squad.. I can’t wait to see how Mo, Richardson, Harrison, Ellis, Couple, Barnes, Babin, Harris and Davis do better this year.. It gonna be epic dog fight this year!!!

  5. jetsarestacked says: Jul 23, 2014 12:16 PM

    i like this signing. every time i’ve seen him play he’s always chasing the qb around like a maniac.

  6. garyridgway says: Jul 23, 2014 12:17 PM

    I totally forgot about this guy. Now I know why…He was in Jacksonville last year.

  7. whatnojets says: Jul 23, 2014 12:18 PM

    We need some older, experienced players on the team to teach the younger ones.

  8. arrow43050 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:18 PM

    I am sure that all of the many Jets haters will find some way to construe this as the worst move in the history of organized sports.

  9. johnsfsnl says: Jul 23, 2014 12:20 PM

    That D line is gonna be filthy.

  10. 90lions81 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:20 PM

    I wonder why he never signed with Detroit???? Jim Washburn is here and he had his best season when they were both with the Eagles. Also he went to Western University. Plus he’s better than Jason Jones and Darryl Tapp. Just makes too much sense to me. Must be a MONEY thing….

  11. dycenyne says: Jul 23, 2014 12:30 PM

    The Jets should rename there team to the New York Garbage Men because they keep picking up other peoples trash.

  12. justinhili says: Jul 23, 2014 12:31 PM

    SOLID SOLID pick up, with ALL the talent on that D line he’ll NEVER see an double teams.. Should be able to cause some HAVIC! #JETSNATION

  13. jetsfan67 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:32 PM

    Nice depth signing

  14. 1uniquename says: Jul 23, 2014 12:41 PM

    90lions81 says:Jul 23, 2014 12:20 PM

    I wonder why he never signed with Detroit???? Jim Washburn is here and he had his best season when they were both with the Eagles. Also he went to Western University. Plus he’s better than Jason Jones and Darryl Tapp. Just makes too much sense to me. Must be a MONEY thing….

    Yeah as in Detroit was unwilling to pay the man what he deserves even though what he deserves is very little, greedy. That’s why the Lions will never win anything and have never won anything, not willing to go that extra 10% that other teams are (also your team, like mine, can’t draft worth a lick).

  15. dcstinks says: Jul 23, 2014 12:47 PM

    Dude is a waste!

  16. iloveagoodnap says: Jul 23, 2014 12:51 PM

    A big name, past his prime, has-been, overrated player signed by the Jets?

    Go figure.

  17. agcooney108 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:53 PM

    incredible depth move, rex will have some fun with babin as a 4-3 end rushing the passer, maybe some 3-4 olb as well. going to be a monster season for this dline

  18. billsfan1 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    Sammy Watkins > Eric Decker

  19. mtrhead269 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    No conerbacks, Safties are box players, no QB or Wideouts.

    Yea it will be an Epic year all right. Epic just not a playoff team. Rex builds the D neglects the offense. Someone tell him you need offense in this league to win.

  20. dcstinks says: Jul 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    I wonder why he never signed with Detroit???? Jim Washburn is here and he had his best season when they were both with the Eagles.

    He Did Crap with Philly, he had is best and only good year with Tennessee.

  21. styx630 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:11 PM

    Great addition to an already solid front. The backfield still worries me, though.

  22. hakunamangata says: Jul 23, 2014 1:12 PM

    I don’t know what you’re seeing but the jets are going to be a problem next year.

    Improved running game, and with the addition of Calvin Pryor on the back end to go with a nasty nasty nasty front 7 good luck running on them.

    The only concern I have is the Quarterback, but Vick has shown time and time again not to count him out when everyone already does.

    Corner back is a concern but again when you have a good front 7 you can cheat a bit at the CB position.

    Still though this is going to be a very good team, and this is coming from a Ravens fan (so I remember having a dominant defense to go with a power run game and no QB).

  23. billsbackto81 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:12 PM

    Was wondering why he didnt catch on faster after his release. Apparently any team needing a DE doesn’t feel like he’s an upgrade.
    Won’t lie though, was hoping the Bills would’ve signed him and maybe slide Lawson to OLB to make up for Kiko’s loss. Good depth player but don’t see him as difference maker.

  24. mtrhead269 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:31 PM

    Team didn’t need front four help. Babin cannot play OLB .

    CB & Saftey suspect in coverage, If you believe otherwisw your kidding yourself. Good luck in 5 wide coverage espically in the slot. Got killed in that defense will be worse this year without Cromartie.

    Both QB’s suck and are injury prone, No Wideouts and trouble in pass protection.

    It’s great running the Ball if your Seattle with a good QB and servicable WR’s.

    3rd place in the division. Defense may win championships but offesne gets you to the playoffs.

  25. phillyguyindc says: Jul 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    dcstinks says:
    Jul 23, 2014 1:09 PM
    I wonder why he never signed with Detroit???? Jim Washburn is here and he had his best season when they were both with the Eagles.

    He Did Crap with Philly, he had is best and only good year with Tennessee.

    =====
    He had 18 sacks in a season with Philly. Didn’t so much against the run, but if they use him strictly for pass rush he’ll do ok.

  26. scallops says: Jul 23, 2014 1:46 PM

    He had the label of a malcontent when the Jags picked him up off waivers.

    He has been nothing but a class act and good locker room influence in Jacksonville. He took a pay cut in an attempt to stay in Jacksonville, but in the end it was a numbers game and Jacksonville has too many young players at his position which need to see the field.

    He has a no nonsense type of personality. He’s not afraid to tell someone that they look or are acting like an idiot… which might rub some locker rooms the wrong way.

  27. ajsjr40 says: Jul 23, 2014 1:51 PM

    While the Jets D has a chance to be very good, though DB’s are quite suspect, I don’t see enough improvement in the O to make the team legit in the NFL of 2014. Babin is a JAG.

  28. phillytailgater says: Jul 23, 2014 1:53 PM

    Vick,Johnson,Decker, Babin, DREAM TEAM!!<<<<<<<<<<<<sarcasm.

  29. kev86 says: Jul 23, 2014 2:04 PM

    Not a jets fan and think this was a nice sign for depth. Seems like a gamble worth taking to me.

  30. hanklin89 says: Jul 23, 2014 2:13 PM

    The guy is a 4-3 defensive end playing in the 3-4.

    Sounds like yet another dumb move by the JESTS.

  31. bassplucker says: Jul 23, 2014 2:14 PM

    Gotta give this guy credit… it looked like he was finished when the Jags picked him up, but he turned in a nice comeback season down there. Odds of him repeating that at 34 yrs old are slim, but who knows?

  32. denverwally says: Jul 23, 2014 2:17 PM

    So 31 other teams had all offseason to sign this “GREAT” pass rusher, they have had him in for looks and workouts. Nobody was interested. I hardly think this was some steal for a team struggling for relevance again. Just another signing…

  33. tory707 says: Jul 23, 2014 2:21 PM

    Jets fans listen to me. This guy is a cancer on the team. Totally overrated. There is a reason this jerk was on 4 teams in 4 years. Why do you think he has been out there? Because not one other team wants this baggage.

  34. RexCanCoach says: Jul 23, 2014 2:25 PM

    You must respect what Rex is doing on defense. Should keep them in most games. You just can’t help but think about the offense and how bad it was last year and they STILL won 8 games.

    Say what you want but addition of Vick, C Johnson and Decker simply must equal 1-2 more wins this season.

  35. dadsource says: Jul 23, 2014 2:39 PM

    Babin was loved here in Jax. Hard worker, great locker room guy, leader on the field, played all 16 games. Great attitude, loved the area and community (he will retire here), he still has some gas in the tank!!!

  36. b3nz0z says: Jul 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    babin is the worst. he won’t defend the run because it doesn’t result in sacks for his personal numbers.

  37. omegalh says: Jul 23, 2014 3:42 PM

    hanklin89 says:
    Jul 23, 2014 2:13 PM

    The guy is a 4-3 defensive end playing in the 3-4.

    Sounds like yet another dumb move by the JESTS.

    ——

    Rex has always played to his personnel. Jets D-line is so good it was expected that they would play more 4-3, even if listed as a 3-4.

  38. Please Ban TheStrategyExpert From Posting says: Jul 23, 2014 4:28 PM

    If it was 2010, and championships were won on paper only, this Jets team sure would have a shot!

  39. tory707 says: Jul 23, 2014 4:52 PM

    Dad source
    That explains why the jags are so good

  40. 1rockyracoon says: Jul 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    Arrogant, loud mouth. Perfect fit for the Jets.

  41. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 23, 2014 8:40 PM

    The Jets run a lot of 4-3 and nickel(especially on passing downs). There will be a lot of opportunities for Babin to rush the QB. On every other down Pace will be in there to squash the run.

  42. jetsfaninindy says: Jul 24, 2014 2:50 PM

    Lots of people saying this is not a great move. Dude has always had
    the ability to get to the QB. If Calvin Pace can get 10 sacks in Rex’s D… then so can Babin.

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