What is a surprise is that none of the sacks have come from one of their Pro Bowl pass rushers.
"I think the most important thing in the decision-making process is to not reinjure it," Babin said.
Reid is also optimistic that the two-time Pro Bowl selection will be ready for Week 1 as he said Monday that Babin "has a good chance of being back."
One of the marquee free agent signings in 2011, Babin was well worth the investment as he registered 18.0 sacks. That was the third-highest single-season sack accumulation in team history and it tied for the 18th-best in league history.
With Babin sidelined,
“Really, with Phillip, he made a decision along with (defensive tackle)
Babin's injury has showcased the depth of the Eagles' defensive line. There are eight defensive linemen who have recorded a sack this preseason. When the Eagles reduce the roster to the 53-man limit on Friday, Babin admitted "it hurts" to think that not all of his linemates will make the team.
"It hurts because they are part of the family. In my career, I don't think I've ever been a part of a defensive line group that had this much ability," Babin said. "I think everybody could start on another team, but we have to cut some people."
Before he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection, Babin was a player who saw action in the final preseason games fighting for a roster spot. His advice to the players who will suit up on Thursday is simply to hustle.
"I preach to the young guys, it's do or die. You hustle. You make plays. You don't have to do everything perfect, but if coach sees that intrinsic motivation that you have where you play and you're passionate, he's going to keep you on the team. They're going to find a way to keep you around and give you time to develop," Babin said. "That can make or break you having a career or not having a career. I think you can tell which young guys get it."
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