Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) is probable for Sunday's game in Oakland, CSN Bay Area reports. After missing Week 1, Jernigan will likely start at defensive tackle, replacing Haloti Ngata in the Baltimore defense. The 2014 second-round draft pick said during the offseason that he was preparing to play 50-to-55 snaps per game, which could eventually make him an IDP option, if he shows the same pass-rushing talent he flashed in a limited role last season.
Second-year defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan spoke optimistically after his first practice for the Ravens in nearly two weeks and is hoping to play in the season opener Sunday at Denver. "I think it's going to be a real close call," Jernigan told ESPN after returning from a knee injury. "I've got a good feeling about it. ... The biggest thing is just seeing how long I can go and making sure that thing doesn't give out after a while." Jernigan has been tabbed to replace the departed Haloti Ngata in the starting lineup.
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned to practice on Saturday, per the Baltimore Sun. Jernigan had missed several days this week, including the preseason opener, with a foot injury.
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan isn't hesitating on establishing huge goals for himself. The second-year player recently made it known he wants to take his game to a level only a few players reach every year. "I want to go to the Pro Bowl. I'm not even going to sit here and lie to you," Jernigan said. "I definitely want to win more games. That's first. You definitely want to win more games, help the defense get even better." Last year's second-round pick learned a lot from real playing time during his rookie season. it was him who filled in for Haloti Ngata when he was suspended four games last season, something he thinks prepared him a lot for this season. "I learned a lot," Jernigan said. "I definitely feel comfortable picking up where I left off last year. I feel really good and everything is starting to seem second nature to me. The biggest thing now is to keep it going and build on top of what I did last year. "You can't get complacent with what you did and feel comfortable with where you're at. I'm just trying to take it to the next level." Jernigan recorded 23 tackles and four sacks in 12 games last season.
When the Ravens traded away Pro Bowler Haloti Ngata it shocked a lot of people, including defensive end Timmy Jernigan, according to NFL.com. Jernigan will play a huge role as Ngata's replacement this upcoming season. "It's definitely something I've been waiting for for a long time," Jernigan said. "I've known I'm more than capable of doing the job. Now it's just a point of proving it. Last year, I showed flashes. You've got to be able to do it consistently day in and day out. It's huge shoes to fill." Jernigan recorded 23 tackles and four sacks last season in 12 games as a rookie.