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Jaguars pick up DE Babin off waivers

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The Jacksonville Jaguars won the race to claim former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin off waivers Wednesday in an attempt to improve their pass rush.

Eight teams tried to land Babin, NFL.com reported, but the Jaguars had the second highest position on the NFL's waiver claim list and took advantage of it. The Eagles released Babin on Tuesday.

The Jaguars will pick up the remaining $1.69 million on Babin's salary this season. He's scheduled to make $4.225 million next season under his current contract.

Babin, 32, a ninth-year pro from Western Michigan, had 18 sacks last year but 5.5 in 11 games this season.
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