Now we know part of the reason the Jets signed Jason Babin earlier today.
The Jets announced that they were placing linebacker Antwan Barnes and veteran guard Willie Colon on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, in addition to the signing of the veteran pass-rusher.
Barnes is coming off some knee problems, so the addition of Babin gives them some experienced depth to get them through camp. Colon is dealing with knee and biceps injuries.
The Jets also released cornerback Lowell Rose to create the roster spot for Babin.