Of all the overpriced, underperforming players the Eagles could have cut, they chose to set free the team's leader in sacks and relatively moderately-priced, Jason Babin.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news.
Babin was quickly claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the second team to have a shot at him on the waiver wire.
This move is baffling. Babin, at 5.5, has 2.5 more sacks than any other Eagle. And it's not like he is slumping. He has three sacks in his past four games.
Now, let's take a look at his contract. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Babin's contract will pay him "$4.325 million in 2013, $6.175 million in 2014, and $6.15 million in 2014."
This contract could get overpriced as Babin will be 35 in 2014, but this can't be the actual reason. The Eagles have far worse contracts when looking ahead, and Babin is still producing.
Somewhere, there has to more to this story, and we may never know what that is, but what we do know is that the Eagles are in complete disarray.