Babin signs one-year offer sheet with Titans

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 5:08pm

The Tennessee Titans have signed defensive end Jason Babin to a one-year deal worth $1 million.

Babin’s previous contract with the Philadelphia Eagles contained a right of first refusal, despite his being an unrestricted free agent.

According to a league source, the contract contains a couple of “incentives” designed to discourage the Eagles from matching the offer, but does not contain a true poison pill that deals in the past for restricted free agents have often had.

The Eagles will have seven days to decide whether or not to match the Titans offer sheet.

Babin, a first-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2004, recorded 2.5 sacks for the Eagles in a backup role last season. He was one of the first players to visit with the Titans after the free agency period started.

On Wednesday, Titans restricted free agent defensive end Dave Ball signed his tender that reportedly will earn him $1.809 million this season.

11 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 3/18/10 at 6:48

What a waste of time and money! Ford and Hayes can get the job done. They should have went after Aaron Kampmam instead of this bum Baboon!

By: at2f on 3/18/10 at 7:45

I agree. The titans have gotta be the cheapest team in the nfl. They are constantly trying to get a bargain and always going after no name or washed up players.

By: TitansFan035 on 3/18/10 at 8:10

at2f, i feel your pain men! I am sick of seeing other teams like the Jets, Ravens, Bengals all this AFC teams spending to win and that is the only way to win in the NFL, MLB OR NBA is by spending! Somehow coach 500 have brain washed Bud Adams, no to spend because he can take the team to the superbowl with guys name Ball, Babin, Nick Harper or Lofa whatever the heck the name is!!

By: TITAN1 on 3/18/10 at 11:18

Welcome to the Titans, Jason!

By: TitansFan035 on 3/18/10 at 11:45


By: wayneCaluger on 3/18/10 at 11:46

Not a done deal yet. Philly has 10 days per today's to meet or beat the $1 million, a part of his contract as to why there was no RFA tag. If they don't think he is worth what or more that what the Titans offered well I guess the Titans made out money wise replacing KVB who got about $26 million with a one million in the eyes of the beholder player.

By: Crusader5224 on 3/18/10 at 4:31

waynCaluger-- dude, there is not even any salary cap! There is no "the Titans made out on this guy" because this year there are no restrictions! We need to get some playmakers, and I'm sorry, but bargain browsing in an uncapped year is simply not understandable... ESPECIALLY with how many needs we have on the defensive side of the ball! We NEED a starting RE who will be better than KVB, and we did not go out and get him. We NEED a starting corner opposite Cort who is going to be reliable and tackle well, and to say that Mouton or McCourty are ready for that is a stretch. We all saw how terrible we looked without Keith Bulluck in the lineup last year, so do we really think that we did a good job replacing him with Witherspoon? The Witherspoon signing this year is very much like the Jovan Haye signing last year: he plugs a hole a little bit, but he is far from dominant. I would love to see another dominant defense like we had with Greg Williams, but if we don't get some GOOD players in here to help the 28th or so ranked defense in the NFL, it's not gonna happen.

By: TitansFan035 on 3/19/10 at 7:40

Crusader5224, i agree with you 100%!! How many more 8-8 season can the fans go and watch?

By: jwk6179 on 3/19/10 at 7:41

Somehow coach 500 have brain washed Bud Adams, no to spend

Bud Adams was a TIGHTWAD long before Jeff Fisher was born. The money he has in his vault and wallet has been there so long that when he takes a $20 out, Andrew Jackson is searching for SUN GLASSES since it's been DECADES since that money saw the light of day.

By: TitansFan035 on 3/19/10 at 12:11

LOL, that was pretty good jwk6179! His money probably got mold on it so old!

By: TITAN1 on 3/21/10 at 5:26

Lol, now jw is jealous of the rich.