Add another name to the free agent pass-rusher pool.
According to multiple reports, Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin has voided the final two years of his contract, and will become a free agent.
The Jaguars are “keeping their options open” with Babin, per Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, but this sounds like the good old “mutual decision.”
Babin was productive enough, with 7.5 sacks last year. But he was due to make $6 million, and that’s not the rate 33-year-olds get paid in this climate.
By jumping now, Babin gets a head start on finding a new home rather than waiting around to get cut.