Jason Babin fits Jaguars, says Mike Mularkey

Scott Cunningham

The former Pro Bowler should help Jacksonville's pass rush.

The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed defensive end Jason Babin off waivers on Wednesday in an effort to improve the team's pass rush. Head coach Mike Mularkey believes the two-time Pro Bowler will work well for the Jaguars' defense.

"We could use some help in that area," Mularkey said. "We’re trying to get some pressure on the quarterback. He’ll fit what we’re doing."

Babin started 11 games for the Philadelphia Eagles this season before being released; the Eagles decided to give more opportunities to their younger players. He has 5.5 sacks and 26 tackles so far this year.

In 2011, which was his first with Philadelphia, he recorded 18 sacks, which placed him third in the NFL. As a member of the Tennessee Titans in 2010, he recorded 12.5 sacks and a total of 44 tackles. Over the course of his nine-year pro career, he has recorded 53.5 sacks.

The Jaguars face the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

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