Babin was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles and has yet to be claimed off waivers. Let's hope the Cards don't try to stake their claim.
With the Philadelphia Eagles having such a disastrous season, it was only a matter of time before they started to clean house. Coaches have been fired, as have the lead marketing directors for the team. Next to come is player personnel.
The moves began on Tuesday when the Eagles released defensive end Jason Babin. Babin was just signed by the team as a free agent before last season as one of the highly coveted players in that free agent class. Now he is already looking for a new home. Let's hope that home isn't in Arizona.
Babin would not be a good fit with the Cardinals. He is accustomed to playing defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, whereas the Cards play in a 3-4. There is no room for him at the defensive end position with Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett already filling those spots and he has no experience being able to play in space as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He plays on the line in the highly touted "wide 9" technique, which is not something Arizona runs.
There is also the issue of money. Although it would only take roughly $2 million to sign Babin off of waivers for the rest of this season, that would not be money well spent by the Cards. Arizona is not likely headed to the playoffs this season, so to pick up an expensive defensive lineman would be a waste at this juncture. I would rather see those snaps go towards young talent like David Carter.
So while Babin may be a good player in his own right, I really think the Cardinals will and should pass on him. He just wouldn't be a good fit in Glendale.
What do you think? Should the Cardinals make a claim on Jason Babin? They are currently 11th on the waiver wire list. Let us know in the comments section below.