Report: Jaguars DE Jason Babin voids contract, becomes free agent

Monday March 10th, 2014

Jason Babin voids contract with Jacksonville Jaguars, becomes free agentJason Babin recorded 7.5 sacks for the Jaguars last season. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin voided the final two years of his contract Monday, making him a free agent before the team had a chance to cut him, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Babin, 33, was set to make $6 million next season. The team still could bring him back at a reduced salary. He started all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 7.5 sacks last season. The Jaguars are more than $60 million under the salary cap for next season.

The Jaguars have bolstered their defensive line already this offseason, signing former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant to a four-year deal worth $17 million.

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Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team is keeping their options open on Babin, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

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