Jason Babin could start vs. Bills

Published On: Nov 29 2012 04:25:30 PM EST

Newly acquired defensive end Jason Babin could start for Jacksonville this week after just one practice with the Jaguars.

Babin practiced for the first time Thursday, a day after the Jaguars claimed the nine-year veteran off waivers from Philadelphia. The Eagles released him even though he started every game for them this year and led Philadelphia in sacks (5.5), including one in three of the last four games played.

He could provide instant help for the Jaguars, who are tied with Oakland with the fewest sacks (13) in the NFL. If right defensive end Austen Lane (foot injury) is not ready to play, Babin could be in the starting lineup Sunday against Buffalo.

Jacksonville hopes Babin is able to contribute; no Jaguars player has more than two sacks this season.

Babin said he was impressed with his new team's practice habits, "I am very excited, honestly I saw how practice was today and I got a lot more excited.  I don't think the record reflects the caliber of the team."

The Jaguars and Bills kick off at 1pm Sunday from Orchard Park, N.Y.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus