Jaguars Re-Sign Jason Babin

Jacksonville re-signed veteran Jason Babin. Are his days as a viable IDP option numbered?

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Jacksonville re-signed veteran Jason Babin. Are his days as a viable IDP option numbered?

Jaguars Re-Sign Jason Babin


tempAP905360636466-nfl_mezz_1280_1024Jacksonville re-signed DE Jason Babin after he voided the final two years of his previous contract with the Jags to test the open market. With no takers, Babin re-upped in Jacksonville.

The 33-year-old Babin kicked around the league, playing for five teams in his first seven years in the league. The book seemed to have been written on the journeyman, but then something clicked for Babin in 2010 when he was with the Titans. Babin posted an impressive 12.5 sacks and was one of the most pursuing defensive ends on the 2011 free agent market.

He ultimately signed with Philadelphia, and put up 18 sacks for the Eagles in 2011. The next season, he was unceremoniously traded to Jacksonville at the end of Andy Reid’s tenure as Eagles head coach.

Babin hasn’t been able to replicate his elite-level production in Jacksonville, but he has started all 21 games with the team, posting nine sacks in that span.

The signing is a bit of a head scratcher given how Jacksonville recently brought in former Seahawk Chris Clemons. Both Babin and Clemons play the “Leo” position in Gus Bradley’s defense, and there’s really only room for one of these players.

While neither is a spring chicken, Clemons is the superior player and projects as the starter. This could ultimately mean Babin ends up as a camp casualty, and he may have a tough time finding another team. Babin’s days as a fantasy commodity are long behind him.

 

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven of PFF Fantasy. 

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is one of the most accurate rankers in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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