"Looking to boost a pass rush tied for the fewest sacks in the NFL, the Jaguars claimed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin off waivers Wednesday.
Babin, 32, was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday after having 5.5 sacks in 11 games this year.
The Jaguars (2-9) were awarded Babin's rights because they had the poorest record of the teams who submitted a claim.
Coach Mike Mularkey said after practice Wednesday that Babin would be active for Sunday's game at Buffalo.
"It's a good pickup, obviously," Mularkey said. "He's had a lot of success over the last three years and we could use some help in that area and get some pressure on the quarterback. And he'll fit what we're doing."
The Jaguars' 13 sacks are tied for last with Oakland.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said the decision to cut Babin was based on a need to look at younger players. The Jaguars' out-of-character move gave the opposite impression, one that Mularkey confirmed.
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