Eagles sign DT Tim Jernigan to contract extension

Eagles sign DT Timmy Jernigan to 4 year $48 million extension

Eagles sign DT Timmy Jernigan to 4 year $48 million extension

The Eagles checked off a top offseason priority on Thursday, signing defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a four-year contract extension.

The Eagles are on a bye this week, making this a natural time for Jernigan to sign the contract.

The deal is reported to be for $48 million, with $26 million in guarantees, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. He's made 17 tackles with 1.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries He has played 52 games in his career.

Acquired for a third-round draft pick (No. 99 overall) from Baltimore this past offseason, Jernigan has a team-high eight tackles for loss.

Jernigan has 14.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss in 52 career National Football League games, the first three seasons coming with Ravens, who selected him in the second round of the 2014 draft. Cox, another great run defender, missed two games and much of a third game, but the Eagles' defense didn't miss a beat when Jernigan moved into Cox's three-technique position. "We stuck with him", said defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. "Tim possesses a lot of the qualities that we look for as we continue to build this team and we are excited about his future here in Philadelphia". While those stats are underwhelming, Jernigan has been a disruptive force on the interior of the Eagles' defensive line, which has spearheaded the Eagles' top-ranked rush defense in 2017.

What Jernigan's contract means to backup Beau Allen is unclear.

The 6-2, 295-pound Jernigan was in the final season of his four-year rookie deal.

The attention now turns to receiver Alshon Jeffery, who signed a one-year deal last offseason after failing to break the bank on the free-agent market.

Recommended News

  • Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

    Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

    In a tweet, Gandhi said India needs a "simple" Goods and Services Tax, not a "Gabbar Singh tax". The Congress and people have got 28 per cent tax abolished on several items fighting for it.
    Veterans deserve our honor and respect

    Veterans deserve our honor and respect

    We finished this war, and we face the future, with a realist, a man of moderate likes and dislikes, in the White House. This time, the US mobilized more than 16 million in the armed forces, 418,000 of them dying in service.
    Top 2018 high school basketball recruit RJ Barrett picks Duke

    Top 2018 high school basketball recruit RJ Barrett picks Duke

    He attacks the rim with long strides and is best known for changing speeds en route to the hoop and finishing through contact. With already an impressive recruiting haul, the next question is where the coaching staff moves from here.
  • Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Last Town under ISIS Control

    Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Last Town under ISIS Control

    The military unit did not say what had happened to Baghdadi, give further details or identify its sources. An audio message purported to be from Baghdadi was released in September.
    Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel

    Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel

    BidaskClub upgraded Mattel from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. The company had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.82 billion.
    Little Debbie to end one of its iconic treats

    Little Debbie to end one of its iconic treats

    Popular snack company Little Debbie has the internet in a tizzy after saying one of their popular snack cake has to go. On Monday, the company tweeted, "How ready are you for Christmas Tree Cakes?"
  • Apex court refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

    Apex court refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

    By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board. But he even mentioned that the sentiments of the communities will also be taken care.
    AT&T CEO: DOJ never demanded CNN sale in Time Warner deal

    AT&T CEO: DOJ never demanded CNN sale in Time Warner deal

    Sprint Corp. and Altice, the cable company, have both considered bids for the cable giant Charter Communications Inc. Stephenson, however, made it clear that AT&T was prepared to fight attempts to block the deal.
    Arsenal legend Adams: Wilshere must stay. He's more important than Ozil

    Arsenal legend Adams: Wilshere must stay. He's more important than Ozil

    And while he admits he could be interested in his signature in the future, now is evidently not that time. The midfielder made his global debut back in 2010 but injuries have reduced him to just 34 caps.
  • Pogba says Man Utd pal Martial 'one of best I've played with'

    Pogba says Man Utd pal Martial 'one of best I've played with'

    Paul Pogba has stated that Manchester United and France teammate, Anthony Martial is one of the best players he has played with. And he's backed his club colleague Anthony Martial to make the France squad, while lavishing the youngster with huge praise.
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Injustice 2 DLC

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Injustice 2 DLC

    The final three DLC characters for Injustice 2 have been revealed, and as noted by the headline, some are heroes in a half shell. Check out the video below to see the Turtles break up a soon-to-be fight brewing between the Atom and Enchantress.
    USA  oil inventories unexpectedly increase

    USA oil inventories unexpectedly increase

    Just yesterday, OPEC itself said US shale output will continue to grow and may not max out until the middle of the next decade. Meanwhile, analysts said investors also tended to take profit after oil prices posted solid gains earlier this week.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.