"Washburn was upset, according to one source, because he believed that Babin was being scapegoated for the deficiencies of the Eagles defense, especially up front," wrote Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Andy Reid said Tuesday after he cut Babin that Washburn was OK with the move."
I don't know if I would call it a silver lining or a bright side, but at least Washburn will have a chance to reunite with his favorite defensive end soon, because barring an unforeseen turn of events, he and his wide-nine will be gone after the season, too.
On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...
From David Moore of the Dallas Morning News: DeMarco Murray has finally resumed practicing and is optimistic about his status for Sunday night's game against Philadelphia.
Michael Eisen of Giants.com looks closely at Osi Umenyiora numbers, particularly Osi's ability to force fumbles.
From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: Evan Mathis might have to start at center in place of Dallas Reynolds this week. What a mess.
Also from Mosher: Philly's backups want more time on the field.
From Mark Maske of the Washington Post: The 'Skins put in a waiver claim to get Jason Babin, but he was snapped up by Jacksonville much earlier in the process.
From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz thinks the 'Skins are "a couple pieces away" from being true playoff contenders.