Timmy Jernigan signs four-year extension with Eagles

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The Eagles traded for defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan in April and they want him to stick around for a while.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Jernigan signed a four-year extension with the team on Thursday. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the deal is worth $48 million with $26 million fully guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.

Jernigan has started all nine games for the Eagles this year as Fletcher Cox‘s partner on the interior. He’s recorded 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks in those appearances and had 91 tackles and 13 sacks in three years with the Ravens, who also sent the 99th pick of this year’s draft to the Eagles in exchange for the 74th overall selection.

Cox is signed through 2022 and the team’s top four defensive ends are all signed through at least next season, so the Eagles should be in good shape on the defensive line for a while.

26 responses to “Timmy Jernigan signs four-year extension with Eagles

  1. Glad to have him back but I can’t help but worry about the salary cap for the next few years. Eagles were already pretty tight and they still have to sign Alshon Jefferey if they plan to bring him back.

  2. mentallywoozy says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    Glad to have him back but I can’t help but worry about the salary cap for the next few years. Eagles were already pretty tight and they still have to sign Alshon Jefferey if they plan to bring him back.

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    Jeffery is a luxury. Odds are he won’t be back. He’ll want to try to break the bank next year.

  3. Someone will not make the team or be cut before next season as a result, gonna have a hard time keeping everybody as Wentz is gonna need a new deal soon. Great signing I agree with Parasol, he is in fact a beast!

  4. yea that deal its up the current projected space.. its okay they’ll shift some money to signing bonuses, cut some dead weight, etc etc

  5. Nice move Howie! Cox and Jernigan will will dominate for years to come! They have been destroying people this season.

  6. “Glad to have him back but I can’t help but worry about the salary cap for the next few years. Eagles were already pretty tight and they still have to sign Alshon Jefferey if they plan to bring him back.”

    Peters, Sproles, Jeffery, Curry, Smith – a few uncertainties going into next year, but you’ve gotta trust Howie.

  7. Great deal. Howie will move money around to masssage the cap. They can cut Curry and Kelce and save about $15 million. Also Torrey Smith and Blount wont be back. Tgis team is built for the long haul.

  8. One problem with Jernigan is that he quits. He was in a contract year. His production will drop precipitously and he will be released or traded after the ’18 season.

  9. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    Once a losing franchise, always a losing franchise.
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    This coming from the resident Skins fan whose team has won a grand total of 3 playoff games in the last 20+ years.

  10. sproles, peters, kelce salaries will be shed. and a couple more

    in last 1-2 yrs, eagles fans were lamenting the loss of cedric thornton and benny logan. seems like ancient history

  11. Jernigan seems to have found a home there. Playing well and compliments the other guys as they compliment him. Everyone already knew Cox is crazy good but with a good partner they both are better.

    Not an Eagles fan.

  12. The fact Eagle fans r talking about Curry n Kelce being cut is sad. We are suppose 2 b the most knowledgeable yet some fans say stupid crap like that. Curry and Kelce have been outstanding this year.

  13. Haynesworth played out of his mind until he got paid too. Eagles are good this year, but Timmy is a fraud and will quit now that’s he rich.

  14. dreamicus says:
    November 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    One problem with Jernigan is that he quits. He was in a contract year. His production will drop precipitously and he will be released or traded after the ’18 season.

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    absolutely..philly just took the cheese.

  15. Howie is pretty good with the cap and there are a few guys who will be cut and they have over 18 million in dead money coming off the books. Good signing be Howie.

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