The Philadelphia Eagles have had a tumultuous season. They are a pitiful 3-8 and, from the looks of their play on Monday Night, they don’t really have much of a chance of turning it around. Whatever chance they did have, though, just got significantly smaller as the team has announced they have released all pro defensive end Jason Babin. Head coach, for now at least, Andy Reid announced today that the team and the 9th year player from Western Michigan would be parting ways.
“We appreciate everything that Jason has given this team over the last couple of years,” Reid said in a statement. “We wish him all the best as he continues his career. By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of younger guys in the defensive line rotation.”
Whatever helps you sleep, Reid.
Babin’s release can be attributed to his 26 tackles and 5.5 sacks on the season. His numbers have been far from his averages this season which has led to his minutes being significantly reduced. Babin’s base salary for this year is $5.575 million so any team that would claim him off waivers would puck up the $1.64 million he is owed.
Personally, I think Babin dodged a bullet. Get the hell out before the entire franchise collapses…or the fans storm the field.