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Eagles cut ties with defensive end Babin

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Associated Press
11/27/2012 3:56:33 PM
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles have released two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin in the first major roster move for a team that's lost seven straight games.

Babin had just 5.5 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.

The move came Tuesday, a day after a 30-22 home loss to Carolina.

Coach Andy Reid says the Eagles cut Babin to give more playing time to younger players.

Philadelphia (3-8) plays at Dallas (5-6) on Sunday night.

Jason Babin and Derek Landri (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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