Jaguars claim Jason Babin off waivers from Eagles
Babin was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, one day after the Eagles waived him, according to a person informed of the team's acquisition of the 32-year-old pass rusher. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Jags haven't yet confirmed the claim, said eight teams put in claims for Babin, including the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Approximately 10 playoff contenders were ready to make a run at Babin had he cleared waivers.
The Jaguars were second in waiver priority. The Kansas City Chiefs were first.
Babin has $1.69 million remaining on his contract, which means the Jags are now on the hook for that amount. They'll also have the right to retain Babin and his $4.225-million non-guaranteed. base salary in 2013. He's due $6 million in base salary in each of the 2014 and2015 season