Jaguars claim Babin off waivers from Eagles

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin reacts to a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin off waivers from Philadelphia.

The Jaguars (2-9) will pay the remaining $1.69 million of Babin's 2012 salary, essentially taking a low-risk look at someone who could significantly upgrade one of the league's worst pass rushes.

Jacksonville has a league-low 13 sacks, a glaring weakness on a team filled with holes.

The Jaguars gave Jeremy Mincey a four-year contract worth $20 million in March, but he has two sacks. They also drafted Andre Branch in the second round, but he has played sparingly the last two months.

Babin has 5 1/2 sacks after recording 18 last year. He signed a five-year, $28 million deal last summer after going to his first Pro Bowl with Tennessee following the 2010 season.

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