Phillllyyyyy's... Babin back ribs: Jason Babin re-joins the Eagles after Pro Bowl season in Tennessee

The Eagles have reached a 5-year agreement with the Titans' Jason Babin, per Jay Glazer.  The deal is for $30 million over 5 years, $7 million of which is guaranteed, according to 97.5 the Fanatic, although that is not yet confirmed.

This will be the 6th consecutive year Babin will be playing with a new team.  He was a former 1st round pick of the Texans, bounced around a little in stints with the Chiefs, Seahawks, and Eagles, before finally landing in Tennessee, where he became a Pro Bowl defensive end for the Titans under the tutelage of DL coach Jim Washburn.  Washburn, of course, migrated to Philadelphia this offseason, and now Babin joins him.  Under Washburn, Babin recorded 58 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 2 FF playing in Washburn's wide-9. 

Babin played in 731 of the Titans' 1224 snaps last season (just under 60%), so a rotational role should suit him fine in the Eagles' defense.  With Brandon Graham potentially beginning the season on the PUP list, look for Babin to begin the season as the Eagles starting LDE.

[Update by JimmyK, 07/28/11 10:01 AM EDT ] - Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that "Babin's deal with the Eagles is for 5 years, $28 million, and includes roughly $5-6 million in guarantees."

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