DT Jernigan returning to Eagles on 1-year deal


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract to bring back defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, the team announced Thursday.

The Eagles had declined to pick up Jernigan’s option for 2019, making him a free agent. He was due a base salary of $11 million and would have cost $13 million against the cap — a hefty price for a player who appeared in just three games last year following offseason surgery to repair a herniated disk.

His 2019 salary was originally guaranteed as part of the four-year, $48 million extension he signed in 2017, but the two sides reworked his deal following his injury last offseason, making the final years in his contract option years.

Jernigan was a key piece of the defensive line during the Eagles’ 2017 championship season, as he teamed with Fletcher Cox to create one of the best defensive tackle tandems in football. He posted 2.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits that year.

Jernigan, 26, was drafted out of Florida State by the Ravens in the second round in 2014. He had 13 sacks over three seasons in Baltimore before being traded to Philly in April 2017.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Sources: UFC releases Willis from contract
U.S. to host Cuba in first Nations League match
Struggling Tebow hits first Triple-A home run
From Brooks to Tiger, the biggest questions from the PGA
Callaway defends Cano after latest running gaffe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *