Jason Babin needed only minutes to realize his scene had changed. Babin, a two-time Pro Bowl defensive end who was acquired by the Jaguars off waivers Wednesday from the Philadelphia Eagles, capped a whirlwind 48 hours by participating in his first practice in Jacksonville early Thursday afternoon. He wore a long sleeve shirt to the practice . . . For a while, anyway. A very short while.
The Jaguars added receivers Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon to the injury report after neither practiced Thursday. Shorts (hamstring) and Blackmon (groin) missed practice for the first time this regular season. Also sitting out were running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), defensive end Austen Lane (foot) and cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring).
For the second time this year, the Jaguars have announced additional seating for a home game. The team said Section 404 of EverBank Field will be available for the Jaguars’ Dec. 9 home game against the Jets and local native Tim Tebow. The tickets in that section are available for $35 apiece. "We’re pleased with demand for tickets for this game and we’re thrilled to be able to make additional tickets available to our fans," Jaguars president Mark Lamping said in a statement.
4. Addin’ Babin. We begin this pre-Buffalo Bills Fabulous Four with the biggest Jacksonville Jaguars news of the week – that is, the Wednesday waiver-wire acquisition of defensive end Jason Babin. The move at first glance is a departure for the Jaguars, who in recent seasons typically have avoided pursuing released veterans in favor of drafting and developing. Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey, asked late Wednesday if the move marked a change in philosophy, said it was more a case of signing a player who has been very successful the last three seasons.