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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Eagles Wave White Flag


The Philadelphia Eagles made two major moves today placing wide receiver DeSean Jackson on season ending injured reserve and cutting star defensive linemen Jason Babin. Both moves signal a major youth movement as the Eagles will take a look at younger, unproven players.

Jackson suffered broken ribs during the first quarter of Monday night's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Jackson leads the Eagles in both receptions (45) and yards (700).

Babin, coming off a season where he he had both a career best and team best 18 sacks in 2011, has just 5.5 in 12 games this season.  This move, more so than the others, is the real surprise as Babin is widely considered one of the better pass rushers in the game. He certainly will not be without a job for long as many playoff contenders will look to boost their pass rush.

"We appreciate everything that Jason has given this team over the last couple of years. We wish him all the best as he continues his career," coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of the younger guys in the defensive line rotation."

Philadelphia is now without the services of arguably the top 4 players on its roster to start the season (QB Michael Vick (concussion), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), Jackson (ribs) and Babin (cut). Sitting at 3-8 one has to wonder what shoes will fall next (watch out Andy Reid!).


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