RTC: Babin had no issue with pay cut

May, 2, 2014
May 2
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Jaguars leo Jason Babin knew that to stay in Jacksonville he was going to have to take a pay cut.

No problem.

"It's a free market and you're only worth what someone is willing to pay you," Babin told Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. "No matter how you feel about your abilities, that's the cold, hard fact."

Babin said he spoke with other teams but they were offering numbers similar to what he signed for (three years, $8.28 million) and he wanted to remain in Jacksonville because his family likes it here.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The T-U's Hays Carylon writes that safety is not a high priority in the draft.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks did a four-round mock draft. His picks for the Jaguars: quarterback Johnny Manziel, defensive end Kyle Van Noy, running back Tre Mason, cornerback Rashaad Reynolds, and linebacker Christian Kirksey.

NFL.com's Adam Schein lists linebacker Khalil Mack as a perfect fit for the Jaguars.

Mel Kiper and Todd McShay did a three-round mock draft. Their picks for the Jaguars included a quarterback in the second round -- just not one that many expected.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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