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Contract: Five years, $28 million, $5.5 million guaranteed.
Many people knew this was coming, and they were right on the money. They just didn’t know who was going to be the sucker to fork over the farm.
Now, one could argue that the Eagles were desperate to grab another veteran defensive lineman, considering last year’s first-round pick Brandon Graham (knee injury) is headed for the PUP list, but the deal is an overpaid one nonetheless.
2010 was Babin’s contract year, and he played like it was which is the concern here.
Babin was already an Eagle once in 2009, and we all seen how that worked out, and the Eagles are banking on the fact that his familiarity with Titans position coach Jim Washburn in 2010 will justify the means.
But up until last year Babin was a guy who not only bounced around the league but only garnered 17.5 sacks in six seasons!
I hope the Eagles know what they’re doing here.