The Ravens should only trade Timmy Jernigan if they can get a second-day draft pick in return, and that seems unlikely, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun writes. There has been speculation that the defensive tackle could be on the block and coach John Harbaugh didn’t do much to slow down that talk when asked about it earlier this week. Jernigan, who is entering his contract year, appeared in every regular season game last season and totaled five sacks. He seemed to run out of gas towards the end of the season and his playing time was slashed down the stretch, but he still stands as Baltimore’s only interior pass-rush threat.
Here’s more from the AFC North:
- Given that the Browns signed free agent center J.C. Tretter to a three-year pact, former first-round pick Cameron Erving will now shift to right tackle, as Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal writes. Erving, 24, started 12 games at center in 2016, but finished the season at right tackle after the Cleveland coaching staff saw enough of his struggles in the middle. The Browns will stage a competition on the right side, as Erving, Shon Coleman, Matt McCants, Spencer Drango, and Zach Sterup will all vie for the starting job. Austin Pasztor, Cleveland’s right tackle last season, is an unrestricted free agent.
- Running back Cedric Peerman‘s one-year deal with the Bengals is worth $1.15MM, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. The pact includes $100K guaranteed in the form of a signing bonus and comes with a $900K base salary. Peerman, a special teams ace, also gets $100K in per-game roster bonuses, a $50K workout bonus, and can earn $300K in rushing and receiving yard incentives.
- Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is still awaiting word on reinstatement.
Dallas Robinson contributed to this post.