Eagles acquire Timmy Jernigan from the Ravens

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The Cowboys aren’t the only team making news in the NFC East.

The Eagles announced that they have acquired defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan in a trade with the Ravens.

Jernigan had been the subject of trade rumors after the Ravens signed Brandon Williams to a five-year, $54 million contract. The Eagles sent the 74th pick in the draft to Baltimore for Jernigan and the 99th pick in the draft.

So, basically, the Eagles got Jernigan in exchange for a 25-spot drop in the draft.

Jernigan started 15 games in 2016 for the Ravens, and a total of nine in the two years before that. He was selected by Baltimore in round two of the 2014 draft, and he is entering the last year of his rookie dea.

57 responses to “Eagles acquire Timmy Jernigan from the Ravens

  1. Howie’s Itchy Trigger Finger strikes again. The dude absolutely *has* to make deals, doesn’t he? What happened to all that talk about “not using band-aids anymore,” and building through the draft?

    All that said, I don’t mind this deal so much.

    Jernigan’s young, was a second rounder and the Eagles didn’t inherit a contract that leaves them stuck with him if his downside wins the day.

  2. Rather it have been a player for draft pick trade. So we basically lost a good player and made a third round pick into a third round pick. Hmmmmmm.

  3. This has new player personnel Joe Douglas (formerly of the Ravens via the Bears) fingerprints all over it.

  4. If Jerrigan works out and plays like he has in spurts in the past then The Eagles did well. If pick 74 for The Ravens turns out to be a starter then they did well too!
    It was a decent to good move for both teams.

  5. Good move, Ravens. With Carl Davis, Willie Henry, Brett Urban, Bronson Kaifusi, Pierce & B-Will……the DLine is young & deep. Plus, there’ll be a few UDFA’s in the mix too. Jernigan wasn’t gonna get re-signed & made some really stupid decisions (15 yard personal fouls on 3rd down to turn a punt into an extended possession) on the field. A wealth of talent, but not game smart. I’ll root for him & Torrey to light it up in Philly – love to see them beat the 4Skins, Cowgirls & Giants 2x/year. Philly = Ravens North now.

  6. Good move by the Ravens. Jernigan was next in line to leave Baltimore via Free Agency, because someone was willing to overpay for a Ravens Free Agent. He’s a ‘good’ player., not a great one, but next year will be commanding higher dollars than he’s worth from the Eagles instead.

    As a rotational Defensive Lineman, not ‘Key Personnel., this falls into the ‘something instead of nothing’ category.

  7. Hmm, another Ravens 2nd round draft pick that didn’t last enough
    to earn a second contract. Just how wizardly has Ozzie been lately?

  8. Good deal for both clubs. Eagles get to kick the tires on a young, talented, albeit, underachieving player at a position of need for a relatively low cost. Ravens net compensation which would be greater than the compensatory pick the NFL would award if he left next year as a FA.

  9. Howie’s Itchy Trigger Finger strikes again. The dude absolutely *has* to make deals, doesn’t he? What happened to all that talk about “not using band-aids anymore,” and building through the draft?’

    Well it was make a deal now or got with Beau Allen or a draft pick as our starter. I’ll take Jernigan.

  10. Ozzie Newsomes NFL legacy is untouchable at this point. Ozzie is one of the most respected football minds actually involved with the NFL.

    There are plenty of NFL owners and fan bases that would like to have a GM that built 2 SB winning teams, drafted Hall of Famers and their franchise is considered a top tier stable organization each season.

    Ozzie will walk away sooner rather than later but this draft won’t have anything to do with it.

  11. He was a semi-disappointment even if Mel Kiper was ranting and raving about him, but this is inline with BAltimore’s cap hell and their inability to have leverage, with a lack of drafting and development.

    Since 2010, 1st or 2nd rd disapppointments or outright busts from the most overrated GM in all of sports:

    1. Sergio Kindle
    2. Mt Cody
    3. Arthur Brown
    4. Courtney Upshaw
    5. Matt Elam

    You can add Jernigan to this list as well, as he should have been someone they were willing to invest in alongside Brandon Williams.

    With Orr retiring, it leaves Williams and Mosely as their best remaining players on D, with aging edge players like Suggs and Dumervil all about done.

    They have no depth and weak spots, alongside being a very old defense, hence the desperation overpayments of Weddle and Tony Jefferson.

  12. Good deal for both clubs. Eagles get to kick the tires on a young, talented, albeit, underachieving player at a position of need for a relatively low cost. Ravens net compensation which would be greater than the compensatory pick the NFL would award if he left next year as a FA.

    ————-

    Forgot to mention how Ozzie Newsome needs all the picks he can get after wasting so many of them for many, many years now.

    A desperation trade for Ozzie, but yes, the picks are much needed as they rebuild and try to play it off like they aren’t.

    lol

  13. We have an owner in my fantasy football League like Howie. Has to trade All The time…He never wins either..
    C’mon Jeff. Fire Howie. Fire the idiot Defensive Coordinator Jimmy wide nine no blitz..Promote Joe Douglas and build a team the right way..Thru the draft. If Teddy Bridgewater didn’t get hurt and that Bikes pick falls into his lap..Howie wouldn’t be here now. He’s not good..He’s lucky

  14. Hmm, another Ravens 2nd round draft pick that didn’t last enough
    to earn a second contract. Just how wizardly has Ozzie been lately?

    Been saying it for years. The day he let Flacco start the 2012 season as a pending FA, was his greatest downfall as a gm.

    They have been terrible in the 1st and 2nd rds in the last 6 or 7 years.

    You can add Perriman to the list of busts I have above, too.

    It’s fascinating watching the media be brainwashed and brainwash readers into thinking he’s been even good.

    He leaned on Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, ran that train to the end, and he’s sucked since.

  15. The Ravens weren’t going to pay two players of the same position top level money. They re-upped the player that preferred to have and traded the other. Solid move by Baltimore. Jernigan is a nice player, thought they could’ve gotten a little more that they did but I guess time is running out to make deals. After the Eagles lost Logan I figured they would spend a selection to replace him but this is even better. If he has a great year he gets paid while they bring along a draft pick and if he is ok, maybe the eagles sign him to a reasonable extension.

  16. This trade rates as “meh.” Ozzie trades the 3rd round comp pick to move up 25 spots. The Ravens now have 4 picks in the first 78 (16, 47, 74, and 78). I expect the Ravens to trade down several times in the draft to pick up even more later round picks.

  17. Anyone giving me a thumbs down above has absolutely zero idea what they’re talking about here.

    Ozzie’s factual DRAF BUSTS since 2010 is not a debatable topic.

    Ravens homers, the cupcake fans they are, are hilarious.

    Johnny Whinebaugh and Ozzie can sit on the Competition Committee and try to cheat, change rules, threaten refs, etc, etc, all day long, but they still won’t ever be on the Pats level.

  18. Can’t figure out why the Ravens would do this in a contract year. Do any Raven fans have any insight on this trade in which Ozzie got little back for a good rotation tackle?

  19. You don’t trade away a young quality D-lineman on a rookie contract to move up 25 spots.

    —-

    Umm, he’s not quality at all and he’s due to be paid a new deal.

    So, there’s 2 things here:

    1. Disappointment for a 2nd rd pick.
    2. Cap hell still lives in Baltimore, with a very old and thin roster.

    I can’t even name a good WR they have.

  20. Good move on both ends. Ravens weren’t going to resign him, get some value now instead of a low comp pick in 2019. To those hating on Ozzie I get it, jealously is hard to deal with. 2nd round has been quite enigmatic, although you can’t detest the value Torrey Smith, KO, even Ray Rice (pre-elevator, Hey Diddle Diddle & 09 playoffs in Fkboro) provided

  21. Is Tylawspick6 the twitter writer for Trump? Dude seems completely delusional.

    The Cheaters are the only team with more SB wins than Baltimore since they came into the league (’96).

    People said the same thing in 2013 about the WR corps. Everyone sucked, except they marched right through NE in a blowout, in Foxboro. Next game they won the SB.

    This is a good deal for both teams; Baltimore only has DL under 30, B-Will in the top 3 nose tackles in the NFL. Ozzie hasn’t done as well lately in the draft so we all have to face that fact. Doesn’t mean he’s lost it, and let’s face it if he leaves the Ravens today, his phone rings today for another NFL GM job.

  22. Ozzie can trade a second rounder who was ok because he signed an UDFA Michael Pierce who is a machine in the middle. Plus they have other guys to fill the production of Timmy.

    Ozzie does make some bad 1st and 2nd round picks but he wis with great pick-ups as UDFA and lower rounds who cover just enough for him. BUT you don’t get HOF dudes in the lower rounds you normally get them in the 1 or 2 and Ozzie hasn’t found many since he drafted T sizzle.

    The team this year goes as the D and Flacco goes. O has always been painful to watch but the superbowl MVP with the best kicker in football can usually do enough to keep them in the game or win it if the defense can close it out.

  23. daysend564 says:
    Apr 4, 2017 5:02 PM

    Eagles are setting themselves up quite the Dream Team over this offseason.

    ———————————————————–
    Pound sand, troll. You need some new material. That was a quote by a worthless backup QB from SIX YEARS AGO.

  24. “What happened to all that talk about “not using band-aids anymore,” and building through the draft?

    …Jernigan’s young, was a second rounder and the Eagles didn’t inherit a contract that leaves them stuck with him if his downside wins the day.”

    Who answers his own questions?
    @therealtrenches does! 😉

  25. Not hating on Ozzie, he has earned some well earned respect.
    But when you are trading away your young foundational, talent for merely
    flipping draft picks within a round, – and your best player over the past couple
    of years is your kicker – yes a kicker, then something is not going right.

  26. We loved Bennie Logan but Jernigan is a better pass rusher. With Fletcher Cox they should have a lot of pressure in the QBs face this year.

  27. tvguy22 says:
    Apr 4, 2017 5:50 PM
    Pound sand, troll. You need some new material. That was a quote by a worthless backup QB from SIX YEARS AGO.
    ———————-
    Yet it holds true to what they are doing this offseason. They brought in a bunch of over priced star players and their teammates and fans got school girl giddy that was their year.

    This year, they are doing the exact same thing. They are paying a ton of money and they will fall flat because they will have no continuity/chemistry.

    Alshon Jeffrey
    Torrey Smith
    Chris Long
    Timmy Jernigan
    Jaylen Watkins
    Chance Warmack
    Steve Wisniewski
    Nick Foles
    Patrick Robinson

  28. Got To admit. Scratching my head a bit on this one. Yes there is depth but it’s a contract year which is when everyone shows up. So if he left next year in FA you would probably get a 4th rounder anyway?

    So you lose depth and an additional pick to move up 20 some spots? I don’t understand.

  29. I think this is a good for both teams. Jerigan is a very good player. I think he may have wound up in the infamous Harbaugh dog house and did not react well. Kid came out needing some conditioning and time to realize he was not more athletic then everyone on the field. Which he did coming into last season. He can be very good. Inside pass rush, good against the run. The Eagles picked up a starting inside lineman, if only for a year. He has something to prove to the other teams if he wants the contract. Kids good, I am a fan of and hope he has a career changing season with the Eagles.

  30. Considering I’d use a third round draft pick to draft a 24yr old timmy j right now, seems pretty good to use that pick and still get another 3rd rounder. It’s a good move. Timmy J can play. Plus, it’s another eaglenole!

  31. I often come here to read NFL news with the conviction that people that take the same time as me have some football knowledge , maaaaan i was wrong .

    I will say this , there is a reason some are football GMs and others only have a keyboard to show how ignorant they are , football wise .

    This is a good deal for both teams that could potentially turns out to be great for the eagles if they get the stud he was in Florida State …

    The rest is all blablabla , besides New England Fans , 29 Teams out of 32 wish they had the success Ozzie Newsome had in his 20 yr run as a GM …

    I m from Canada and i mostly watch hockey 🙂

  32. I’m cool with the trade. Jernigan is an underachiever, not a Ravens kind of guy, and they have others who can step in at DT without missing a beat. While it might not seem like much, moving up 25 slots in the third round can be huge.

  33. Seems to me that the Ravens got fleeced agin. Now who started that myth that Ozzie always comes ahead. On the grade card for gms, sadly Ozzie is like a C plus.

  34. Jernigan’s just happy he doesn’t have to get beat down by DeCastro twice a year.

  35. lol at people with the old lame dream team crap. then u add a list of players saying the eagles overpaid for thier “dream team”
    well lets see the eagles have spent about 21 mil in free agency.. chump change compared to what others have spent.. (lol garcon got 16)
    majority of the contracts the have signed are 1 yr prove it deals.
    torrey got a 3 yr.. but can be cut after 1 with no cap penalty.. so essentially a 1 yr prove it deal.
    wisnewski got 2 yrs i think.. but hes returning so he knows the system.
    this blueprint is actually the complete
    opposite of the dream team formula.
    pay attention idiots

  36. Stop mentioning the band aid thing. He meant guys like Nnamdi and Maxwell. Guys they thought they could go out and fix a position of need just buy throwing money at it. Not people on 1 or 2 year deals. Guys who are mostly there to compete for a job or be depth. The Eagles didn’t sign anyone this year to a big contract or long years that they can’t get out of for nothing.

  37. You won’t be able to judge this trade until the end of the year. Either Jernigan is a locker room cancer and just wasn’t the player he was during his rookie year, or Harbaugh and Pees weren’t able to get the best out of him. The trading of draft positions for a guy in his contract year is a sign the Ravens believe they would be a better team without him. If Jernigan becomes a quality starter for the Eagles, then the Ravens need to reassess Harbaugh and Pees as coaches.

  38. Two things:

    1. The DT market has spiked.
    2. Jernigan has been a disappointment and they’re not/can’t pay him what the market commands.

    Since Baltimore is in a cap hell, old and rebuilding, they need all the picks they can get.

    Their fans just aren’t aware they’re in for another .500 or worse season again as they gush over overrated Ozzie and Whinebaugh as if it’s 5 years ago with deer antler spray flying around the locker room with Ray Ray.

  39. From the Ravens stand point I’m not following this. As a previous poster pointed out TJ is in a contract year. He is going to play his butt off in 2017. Ravens basically gave up a future all-pro to move up 20 spots in the third round. Again, as indicated by a previous poster, Ravens could have let him play out his contract next year – walk in free agency – and the Ravens get a third round comp pick.

    I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s time to change my name.

  40. From the Ravens stand point I’m not following this. As a previous poster pointed out TJ is in a contract year. He is going to play his butt off in 2017. Ravens basically gave up a future all-pro to move up 20 spots in the third round. Again, as indicated by a previous poster, Ravens could have let him play out his contract next year – walk in free agency – and the Ravens get a third round comp pick.

    I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s time to change my name.

    ————

    Hint: Your team has been in a cap hell for 2 reasons since 2013:

    1. Flacco @ 20 mil per because Ozzie was irresponsible, knowing the QB market was spiking due to Brady’s deal into the Lockout in 2010.

    2. 1st and 2nd rd whiffs in the draft for the last 7 years.

    Add those two things up and you get a .500 or worse team.

  41. inozwetrust says:
    Apr 5, 2017 10:32 AM

    From the Ravens stand point I’m not following this. As a previous poster pointed out TJ is in a contract year. He is going to play his butt off in 2017. Ravens basically gave up a future all-pro to move up 20 spots in the third round. Again, as indicated by a previous poster, Ravens could have let him play out his contract next year – walk in free agency – and the Ravens get a third round comp pick.

    I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s time to change my name.

    ~~~~~

    Think of it like Ravens have an embarrassment of riches at the D-line. Jernigan would have to get on the field to play his butt off. With the talent they have backing up Brandon “the hulk” Williams that isn’t a given. When it comes to defense Ozzie knows his stuff. Its the other side, offense, especially receiver where I question the wizard.

  42. I don’t understand the negative posts about this trade. Moving back 25 slots is worth the chance that this kid might excel in a 4-3 scheme. He has shown pretty good ability and he is fighting for a contract next season. I like it.

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