Jason Babin said on PFT Live on Wednesday that he would love to follow line coach Jim Washburn from Tennessee to Philadelphia.
On Thursday morning, that’s exactly what he did. Jay Glazer of FOX reports Babin will join the Eagles on a five-year contract.
It will be Babin’s second tour of duty in Philadelphia, but this time he’s coming off a Pro Bowl season. The Eagles were rumored to be interested in Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards, but we suspect Babin came in for a cheaper price. And Washburn knows just how to use him.
We think Eagles fans overestimated how much Philly needed another defensive end, but this gives the team enviable depth at the position. Babin and Trent Cole will be a load for opposing tackles to deal with.