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Eagles Release Jason Babin

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin.  Babin was released by the team on Tuesday, a day after the Eagles suffered their seventh straight loss.

Babin has only 5.5 sacks in 2012, after having a career-best 18 in 2011.

"We appreciate everything Jason has given this team over the last couple of years,'' Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “We wish him the best as he continues his career. By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of the younger guys in the defensive rotation.”

The Eagles also placed wide receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve earlier on Tuesday.  The Eagles are currently 3-8 and four games out in the NFC East.

Philadelphia will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys (5-6) on Sunday night.

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