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New York Jets Add Jason Babin to Loaded Defense

by Gary Phillips | Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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The New York Jets came to terms with defensive end Jason Babin on Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year deal in which the team possesses an option on the second year. The story was first reported by Kimberley Jones of NFL Media.

Babin, who played with the Jaguars last season, was cut not once but twice by Jacksonville this offseason due to the impending youth movement in North Florida.  Babin, 34, had a solid 2013 campaign though. An aggressive pass rusher, he recorded 7.5 sacks last year along with 31 tackles and 19 quarterback pressures while starting all 16 games for the Jags.

Babin has been getting to quarterbacks for a long time now. His best years came between 2010 and 2011 when he recorded 12.5 and 18 sacks for the Tennesse Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. He joins Gang Green with 62.5 quarterback take downs.

The addition of Babin adds depth depth to an already loaded Jets defense and a defensive line corps that already includes Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. Head Coach Rex Ryan has a knack for getting the best out of his defenders, so it will be interesting to see what Babin brings to the table in 2014.

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Sports are my passion. I am a proud supporter of the Yankees, Jets and Knicks, but also a general fan of the three respective sports and leagues. In addition to Double G, you can find my work on Bleacher Report and The Setonian, Seton Hall University's award winning college paper. I can be contacted at gary.phillips@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @GPhillips2727.

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