The Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens have made a deal.
Baltimore has sent defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and #99 pick to the Eagles, and have received the #74 pick in exchange, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Jernigan was selected in second round (48th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In three seasons with Baltimore, the 24-year old has played in 43 games and started in 26. During his Ravens career he has accumulated 13 sacks and 47 tackles.
Earlier on in the week, head coach John Harbaugh didn’t necessarily shoot down the trade rumors about Jernigan.
“Everybody is up for trade,” Harbaugh said via Jamison Henley of ESPN. “It’s part of the conversation in the NFL.”
Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi also spoke to Henley about Jernigan’s trade prospects.
“I think Jernigan is a fabulous player, but they can’t afford to sign him,” said Lombardi.
The defensive tackle is now entering a contract year with the Eagles, who are looking to make it to the playoffs next season.
“We are excited to add Timmy Jernigan to our defensive front. It was hard to move down in the third round but we believe in building along the lines and he is a good fit for our scheme,” Howie Roseman said via PhiladelphiaEagles.com. “At 24 years old, his best football is still ahead of him. We still have at least one pick in every round and eight total picks in the draft that will take place in Philadelphia in front of our fans in a few weeks.”
Although Jernigan is viewed as a talented defensive tackle, he had issues with penalties throughout the course of his tenure with the Ravens.
Jernigan’s cap number will be $1.395MM for the 2017 season.
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