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I am pretty surprised by this... I think we should have corners visiting. Thoughts?

 

Jason Babin visits with New York Jets
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  • By Kevin Patra
  • Around the League writer
  • Published: July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.
  • Updated: July 23, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.
 
 
 

The New York Jets are toying with adding another pass rusher.

NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Wednesday morning that defensive end Jason Babin visited with the Jets on Monday, according to a source familiar with the team's thinking.

The Jacksonville Jaguarstwice this offseason, cut Babin. The 34-year-old was coming off a productive, 7.5-sack season in 2013 but didn't fit with the youth movement in Jacksonville.

Babin can still rush the passer as a situational player. Given Rex Ryan's affinity for getting after the quarterback from multiple levels, Babin could be an intriguing addition to the coach's defense if helatches on in Florham Park.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000367527/article/jason-babin-visits-with-new-york-jets

 

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I don't think it is such a surprise and I think they are just kicking tires.  Older vets that hang around can often come in cheap and it is good to see what they have in the tank while you evaluate younger players.  These guys do not require as much camp time to get ready.  The board has discussed him a few times in the last couple of years.  I think he and Groves are being considered for the Barnes SPR slot.  I think they will have in corners too, if there are any out there, but there are not going to be any corners to fit what we need.  We have enough intriguing players and no sure thing is out on the street in July.

 

 

 

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Apparently its a done deal, according to Kim Jones.

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Follow_8rN5djk_bigger.jpegKimberly JonesVerified account@KimJonesSports

Jason Babin has agreed to terms with Jets, according to someone familiar with negotiations. Two-year deal.

Really like this deal I'm excited about it. I think Babin can definitely still bring it and rush the passer effectively. Edited by Jetlife33

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Good depth sign I guess, this might be a red flag for Barnes since they are the same player. Both him and Barnes do nothing but rush the passer. I'm still suspicious of Babin since the Eagles and the Jags unceremoniously axed him despite getting pretty good sack numbers.

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Justin Babin

According to Kimberly Jones the Jets have signed defensive end Jason Babin.

The 34 year old Babin had 7.5 sacks for the Jaguars last year. His biggest years sack wise were in 2010 and 2011 when he had 12.5 sacks for the Titans and then 18 for the Eagles. The New York Jets have a solid defensive line, so it is expected that Babin will be used as a situational pass rusher.  This move could have a big impact on Antwan Barnes, especially as he battles back from his injury. Barnes recently said he is probably past 70%, so the worst case scenario is the Jets added an insurance policy.

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Haven't seen anyone say it yet but it would make sense to me to keep Wilk fresh for later in season, this could be a move with that thought behind it. Someone was sayinbg how Big mo had a sack every game then in the last few only one because he was tired. Im all for making sure Wilk is strong during the PLAYOFFs

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Makes sense, To many Unproven OLB's on the roster, plus It looks more and more like Barnes may be done? 

 

 

It certainly doesn't seem like the team has much faith in Barnes to return strong. 

 

At this point if I had to choose I think I'd pick Babin over Barnes. But who says they can't keep both?

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At this point if I had to choose I think I'd pick Babin over Barnes. But who says they can't keep both?

 

Barnes should be well by now. HIs rehab has been taking forever. SO it might not actually be a choice. It might be that Barnes is done. 

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A situational guy to rush the passer- nothing wrong with that - how many Jets had 7.5 sacks or more last year

2 or 3, bc I believe 2 of em posted double digits and Coples had about 7 too Edited by stoicsentry

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