By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
July 23rd, 2014
A very talented front seven for the New York Jets just got a little bit better on Wednesday by signing veteran defensive end, Jason Babin. The deal is for two years, with the second year being a team option for the 34-year old.
Last season playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Babin had a nice season, recording 7.5 sacks and 40 tackles, but after signing a three-year deal a few months ago with the Jaguars, he was released this off-season.
Babin has 62.5 career sacks, with his best season in the NFL coming with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, when he had 18.
In order to make room for Babin, the Jets have released cornerback Lowell Rose. On the first day of training camp, they also placed guard Willie Colon and linebacker Antwan Barnes on the PUP list.
In addition to Babin, the Jets have lots of players who can get after the quarterback already on the roster such as Mo Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Calvin Pace, and Quinton Coples. The Jets front seven was already considered to be one of the best in the NFL, and if Babin plays like he did last season, the Jets front seven will be even better.