The Tennessee Titans have signed defensive end Jason Babin to a one-year deal worth $1 million.
Babin’s previous contract with the Philadelphia Eagles contained a right of first refusal, despite his being an unrestricted free agent.
According to a league source, the contract contains a couple of “incentives” designed to discourage the Eagles from matching the offer, but does not contain a true poison pill that deals in the past for restricted free agents have often had.
The Eagles will have seven days to decide whether or not to match the Titans offer sheet.
Babin, a first-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2004, recorded 2.5 sacks for the Eagles in a backup role last season. He was one of the first players to visit with the Titans after the free agency period started.
On Wednesday, Titans restricted free agent defensive end Dave Ball signed his tender that reportedly will earn him $1.809 million this season.