Babin signs with Eagles

The Bears showed interested in free-agent defensive end Jason Babin and then their interest appeared to cool.

Babin has signed a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Jay Glazer of FOX via ProFootballTalk.com.

Babin would’ve been a great addition at the right price. The Bears were likely wary of overpaying a player whose 12 1/2 sacks last year were 7 1/2 more than his previous high.

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