Green Bay not considered a potential landing spot for DE Jason Babin
It's not often that a healthy, pro-bowl caliber player hits the waiver wire in week 12 of an NFL season. An exception to the rule was made Tuesday when the Philadelphia Eagles released defensive end Jason Babin. Head Coach Andy Reid said he wanted to get a look at younger players. My sense is that is all coach-speak, and Babin was likely growing frustrated with how awful the Eagles have been this year, and it was affecting his play and attitude.
Regardless, Babin is an extremely talented player who will no doubt be scooped up by another team once he clears waiver. Don't expect the Green Bay Packers to be that team. Babin is listed as 6'3", 267 pounds and an ideal end in a 4-3 system. The Packers base defense is a 3-4 system. Would it be impossible for Babin to make the transition? No. But I don't think he would be able to successfully do it in five weeks, nor do I think he's interested in making that change.
NFL.com writer Dan Hanzus takes a look at the teams who could be interested in the 32-year-old Babib.
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