The Jaguars have made a move to address their pass rush. And this time, they did so by signing a player who was among the NFL’s best pass rushers the last two seasons. Jason Babin, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who finished third in the NFL last season with 18 sacks while with the Philadelphia Eagles, on Wednesday was claimed via waivers by the Jaguars. Babin had been released by the Eagles Tuesday.
Mike Mularkey has been back to Buffalo before. So, in the eyes of the Jaguars’ first-year head coach, going back there again isn’t that big of a deal – even though Sunday will be the first time he has returned as a head coach since he resigned the same position with the Bills shortly after the 2005 season. "I discussed this with the local media in Buffalo, and they’re trying to make it bigger than it really is," Mularkey said Wednesday as the Jaguars (2-9) prepared to play the Bills (4-7) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. N.Y., Sunday at 1 p.m.
Highlights from the Jaguars’ open locker room session and Mike Mularkey’s press conference: *Running back Jalen Parmele said he partially tore his groin in Sunday’s game against Tennessee on Sunday. He didn’t hurt it more by coming back into the game. Parmele said he will visit a specialist next week to determine if surgery is needed. *Cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring) will not practice today. Fullback Greg Jones (thigh) is expected to be limited. *Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will not practice and isn’t expected to play Sunday.
The Jaguars began Week 13 this morning. Here are some noteworthy items as we start the day: *Sunday’s game at Buffalo starts a string of four straight against AFC East teams. The Bills game is followed by the Jets, at Miami and New England. *Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey was Buffalo’s head coach in 2004-05 and went 14-18 in two years. *Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny was a Bills’ second-round draft pick in 2007 and played four years in Buffalo. *Quarterback Chad Henne is 2-2 vs. Buffalo, throwing for 748 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He is 1-1 at Buffalo.