Eagles bring back Babin

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Bethlehem, PA - The Philadelphia Eagles have brought back defensive end Jason Babin, who spent the 2009 campaign with the club and last season had 12 1/2 sacks for Tennessee.

The contract is for five years and the Tennessean reported earlier in the week that it's worth $28 million, with about $5 million guaranteed.

Babin is reunited with new Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn, who was the 31-year-old veteran's line coach with the Titans last year.

Prior to 2010, Babin had just 17 1/2 sacks in his first six NFL seasons. He had just 2 1/2 sacks in 12 games as a reserve with the Eagles in 2009.

The Western Michigan product was selected by Houston with the 27th overall pick of the 2004 draft and spent three seasons with the Texans. He has also played for Seattle and Kansas City.

Philadelphia also signed wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins and tight end Donald Lee to one-year deals on Friday.

Higgins recorded 57 receptions for 779 yards and four touchdowns over four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He also has racked up 973 yards and three touchdowns on 115 punt returns.

Lee has played in 124 career games (64 starts) with the Dolphins (2003-04) and Packers (2005-10). The eight-year veteran has compiled 198 receptions for 1,875 yards and 19 touchdowns.


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