With the NFL zombie being brought back to life on Tuesday at 10:00am, many expected the Eagles to make splash after splash starting around 10:01. While that didn’t happen, it looks like the team is looking to make up for lost time Thursday.
On the same day the Eagles traded former future franchise quaterback Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals, the team has officially signed former Titans defensive end Jason Babin. These two moves have been pretty much set in stone for a while, with the Eagles just needing the lockout to end to put them into effect. Everyone knew Kolb was a goner, and once the Eagles brought in former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn the Babin signing seemed inevitable.
It didn’t hurt the rumor mill when Babin himself, who played for the Eagles in 2009, said he’d have no problem coming back and playing for Washburn. When the news that Brandon Graham would miss a chunk of the season while continuing to recover from an ACL tear and microfracture surgery, it was only a matter of time before the Eagles made a move to solidify the position, with Babin always being the logical target.
Babin gets a five-year deal that will pay $28 million with around $5-6 million guaranteed.
It’s actually a really good price for the 31 year-old Babin, who can come in and produce right away opposite Trent Cole. And Babin will fit in great in a rotation once Graham eventually comes back.
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