The Redskins reportedly put in a waiver claim on Jason Babin

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.

One Comment

  1. horatius says:

    They should go for Rolando McClain. He’s a beast, and he’ll have an immediate impact on this sorry skins D.

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