Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, three teams put in a waiver claim on Jason Babin. The Redskins were among them:
That doesn’t come as a huge surprise to me, even though the Redskins run a 3-4 and Babin was formerly unproductive in earlier NFL stops as a 3-4 OLB. Babin had probably his best game of the year against the Redskins a couple weeks ago, despite the lopsided score. He got pressure all day working on Tyler Polumbus (although in fairness, a lot of pass rushers can make that claim this season), and he even beat Trent Williams for a sack on a rare appearance rushing from the right side of the defensive line.
I’m sure that the Redskins saw Babin quite a bit in the backfield when they did their self-scouting later that week. The Redskins have just 20 sacks this season (26th in the league), and Babin would have likely played a small role as a situational pass rusher.