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Eagles Release DE Jason Babin - should Pats claim/sign him?

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  1. Fixit

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    I meant this year.

    Probably the best example in the league of why sacks are overrated.
     
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    I believe we are short on DEs right now?
     
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    Definitely worth kicking the tires, especially with Cunningham's suspension.
     
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    No. Whomever picks him up would have to pay the remaining 1.64 mil of his salary. And he does have to pass through waivers (all according to twitter)
     
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    You may argue he isn't worth the contract he signed, but he's a good pass rusher. He isn't elite or anything, but as a situational guy he'd be a great fit for us. I see no reason why he couldn't be a better version of Mark Anderson, and that'd be pretty valuable.
     
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    Surely someone will claim him.

    So... do I have this right, guys with 4 years of service are free agents when waived, unless it is after the trade deadline, in which case they are also subject to waiver claims?

    This must be the case, since when Branch was cut he could have been claimed on waivers, but wasn't.
     
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    He'd be 0.5 sacks off the Patriots team lead, despite the fact that his playing time has been cut into by Graham. I don't expect him to clear waivers, but please explain to me how he wouldn't be an upgrade over Cunningham.
     
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    I guess. I've never been high on Babin...dude's Charmin soft.
     
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    I don't see Cunningham and Babin as analogous players.

    Now Trevor Scott? Yeah, sure.
     
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    Cunningham is the pass rushing substitute. Babin is a pass rusher. Where's the big difference you're seeing?
     
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    I hope you are right. But there have been so many examples were they simply went for the money. I don't think that Mario Williams was short on offers this off season and that he saw the SB caliber team with the Bills ...
     
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    So are the Eagles deciding to pull a Colts move, and tank to move up the draft board?
     
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    1.64 million for a potential elite DE? I hope to goodness he passes the waiver wire.

    Imagine on passing downs

    Hightower - Spikes/Cunningham - Mayo - Ninkovich
    Jones - Wilfork - Babin

    :rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker:
     
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    Every team except San Fran, Baltimore, Atlanta and Houston has priority over New England
     
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    Seems like our front seven are good enough at run-stopping that we could afford and benefit from a pure pass-rusher. Maybe we just play a guy like Babin on passing downs.

    But Im no Xs and Os guy (for example Im not clear on why DEs cant/dont like to flip left to/or right) but it seems to me that Jones is just that good that someone decent opposite him (such as a Carter had in Anderson) drawing some attention is going to have a magnified affect on everyones ability to get to the QB.
     
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    Cunningham can line up inside and in doing so is functionally capable of being something other than a speed bump.
     
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    actually only like 25% of 1.64 million since its prorated;)
     
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    The numbers suggest otherwise.
     
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    No sorry, I should have been more clear. The 1.64 is the prorated number.
     
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