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Report: Babin Out 2-3 Weeks

The MRI on Jason Babin's strained calf is back, and the good news is that he should be back by the season opener.

The bad news, however, is that he is going to miss more time than expected.

According to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, Babin is expected to miss 2-3 weeks due to what the MRI showed was a "2nd-degree strain." It was originally thought that Babin would only miss a week after he was carted off the field at Lehigh.

Frank also notes that the "partially torn muscle" is on the same leg Babin uses to push off.

With the season a little under 6 weeks away, there is no need to rush Babin back. If he comes back to early and re-injures it, it could become a lingering problem. At this point in his career he does not need to be playing in pre-season games. The last thing the Eagles need is their top pass rusher missing time throughout the season because of a strained muscle.

In addition, Babin missing time means more reps for Brandon Graham, something the 3rd year player desperately needs.

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