Strap in for the craziest day yet.
-The Birds acquire Pro Bowl DE Jason Babin. And I liked his entrance onto the Philadelphia scene–he announced the signing by tweeting:
As noted yesterday, the signing reunites Babin with Jim Washburn.
Babin was signed for a reported $28 million, returning to the Eagles following a stint in Philadelphia in 2009. Ray Didinger has an excellent piece outlining how Washburn got the best out of Babin in an otherwise lackluster career. Here’s hoping Washburn can replicate that success with Babin in Philadephia.
-The Eagles landed DRC–Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Here’s some info on the acquisition, courtesy of the Eagles:
Rodgers-Cromartie (6-2, 182) has recorded 16 interceptions (13 regular season, three playoffs) in 54 career games (49 starts) since entering the league. That total ranks him fourth among all NFL cornerbacks during that span behind new teammate Asante Samuel (22) and the Packersâ€™ Tramon Williams (18) and Charles Woodson (18). In addition, his four interception return touchdowns since 2008 ranks tied for second among all NFL CBs behind Woodson (6).
Rodgers-Cromartie started in all 16 games in 2010, posting 44 tackles, three interceptions and a career-high two INTs returned for touchdowns. He garnered Pro Bowl honors following the 2009 season after posting 51 tackles, a career-high six interceptions, three forced fumbles and 33 passes defensed. In 2008, he earned All-Rookie honors from the Sporting News and the PFWA after tying for the NFL lead among rookies with four INTs. That included a 99-yard return for a touchdown vs. StL (12/7/08), which tied a Cardinals record for the longest in franchise history.
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