AFC West: Jason Babin

No AFC West claims on Babin

November, 28, 2012
There was no AFC West efforts to claim defensive end Jason Babin.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Buffalo and Washington put in a claim in addition to Jacksonville, which was awarded the pass-rusher. He was cut by the Eagles on Tuesday. There were previous reports Oakland and San Diego put in claims for Babin. But according to Schefter, that is not the case.

In other AFC West news:

Chargers safety Bigby on I.R.

November, 27, 2012
UPDATE: The Chargers put Bigby on the injured reserve Tuesday. They re-signed linebacker Bront Bird. He just completed a four-game NFL suspension.

U-T San Diego reports Chargers starting safety Atari Bigby will miss 3-5 weeks with a groin injury he suffered Sunday. There are five weeks left in the season. Rookie Brandon Taylor is expected to play a lot during this time. This is a great opportunity for a player the Chargers hope becomes a starter soon.

Bigby was quality free-agent pickup this season. He has fit in on a solid defense and he is the second leading tackler on San Diego’s roster.

In other AFC West news:

The Eagles cut pass-rusher Jason Babin. He is a viable pass-rusher for a 4-3 defensive team. Oakland badly needs a pass-rusher. But, at 3-8, I’m not sure Oakland would find it important to claim him and take on his contract. Denver could use Babin off the bench to spark an already outstanding pass-rush and it could be interested as well.

The Chargers will likely have another local television blackout for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati. Last Sunday’s loss to Baltimore was blacked out as well. The Chargers need to sell about 12,000 tickets for a sellout.

Chiefs add to battered D-line

November, 12, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs took a step toward aiding a hemorrhaging defensive roster by signing former first-rounder Jason Babin.

The defensive end will likely play Sunday against visiting New Orleans. Babin was a first-round pick of Houston's in 2004. He was cut by Seattle earlier its season. Babin has had several workouts in the past several weeks.

Kansas City grabbed Babin in an emergency situation. Starting defensive end Turk McBride and backup Brian Johnston may have serious injuries and starter Tamba Hali may miss some time. Backup Alfonso Boone and recently signed Wallace Gilberry are expected to play a lot.

Babin will have to get a crash course in Kansas City's system. But he is experienced. He has played in 47 games and has started 22 games.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs added linebacker Kyle Shotwell to the practice squad. Since entering the league as an undrafted free agent from Cal Poly S.L.O., Shotwell has spent time on the practice squad or been in training camp with Oakland, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Minnesota and Tampa Bay.

McFadden practicing in Oakland

October, 8, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Good news for the Raiders. Darren McFadden looks to be making strides.

The Oakland Tribune is reporting McFadden is practicing Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's game at New Orleans. He has been hampered since Week 2 with a turf toe injury. Last time McFadden was at full speed, he tore up Kansas City for 164 yards rushing.

With Justin Fargas likely returning Sunday, the Raiders' running game may be at full strength for the first time in a month. That's a good way to start the Tom Cable era. Fargas suffered a groin injury at Buffalo in Week 3,

Meanwhile, the Raiders looked at several defensive linemen this week, including veterans Jason Babin and Patrick Chukwurah.