Eagles Acquire Timmy Jernigan From Ravens

The Eagles have acquired defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and a third-round pick (No. 99 overall) from the Ravens in exchange for the No. 74 overall pick, which is also in the third round. In essence, the Eagles have dropped down 25 spots in the third round in order to add a starting-caliber defensive lineman. Timmy Jernigan (vertical)

After losing Bennie Logan to the Chiefs in free agency, this trade makes lots of sense for Philly. Jernigan, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, played in all 16 games last season and managed five sacks. He finished out as the league’s 42nd best interior defensive lineman, according to Pro Football Focus, putting him ahead of names like Ricky Jean-Francois, Corey Peters, and Cullen Jenkins. For what it’s worth, that ranking put him more than 40 spots ahead of Logan.

Recently, when asked about rumors that Jernigan could be traded, Ravens coach John Harbaugh did not deny that the 24-year-old (25 in September) could be moved.

“Everybody is up for trade,” Harbaugh said. “It’s part of the conversation in the NFL.” 

The Ravens recently made Brandon Williams the highest-paid nose tackle in the NFL and they also have Michael PierceCarl Davis, and Willie Henry competing for playing time. From their perspective, keeping Jernigan and re-signing him to a pricey deal after the 2017 season didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

This will allow our young group of defensive lineamn an opportunity to compete and play,” Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.

Jernigan will carry a modest cap number of $1.395MM in 2017 before becoming eligible for the open market.

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    • arp7241

      Yeah… thing is he is a free agent next year and we can’t afford to resign him after Williams.

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  1. Jose

    The patriots start making trades like this and now everybody is doing it. Typical

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    • szagski13

      Lololol seriously dude? These kinds of trades have been happening forever.

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  2. Reggie Green

    Nice pick up,as long as we can keep him beyond this season.

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  3. Connorsoxfan

    I like Jernigan better than Kony Ealy. I wish the Pats did this instead.

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  4. sgvogel

    Should have tried for Matthews or Agholor straight up.

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    • Polish Hammer

      You’d have to give somebody a 3rd just to take Agholor with nothing in return. And Matthews? Really? He’s a very good receiver for his role, he’s not a #1 but on a team with a WR corps like this he got thrust into that role and it’s just not him. With help around him he will do well. Certainly not worth dumping at this time when you can trade and flip these picks for that one year rental.

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  5. anonymous

    polish hammer, i think he was commenting from a ravens point-of-view, as i’ve been hoping the ravens would trade a draft pick for matthews…with that said, now the ravens have gotten rid of 3/5 of the OL, 2/3 of the DL, n basically 3/4 of the LB unit, since orr had to retire, they released dumervil, n suggs is a situational pass rusher at his age, not a starter…hello 6-10

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  6. Z-A
    Z-A

    Pretty much a fair trade. From the Ravens perspective, they weren’t going to re-sign him, so I see some people questioning this move, but 25 spots could be the difference between a starter and a reserve/non-factor player.

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  7. sgvogel

    Polish Hammer, anonymous is correct. When the rumor first hit the Ravens were shopping him, was suggested Philly should dangle Matthews. Especially after Jeffries and Smith signed.

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  8. Paul Smith

    Excellent trade for Ravens, theyve got 4 picks in top 97 players, that’s called a haul folks, in Ozzie we trust!

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  9. Zachary C Byers

    Actually they have 4 of the top 78 picks…..And with the d line strength/depth moving almost a full round up they should be able to grab a very good player with both round 3 picks with how insanely deep this draft is.

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