The Eagles aren't likely to retain Jernigan at his $11 million salary for 2019, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports. Limited by a herniated disc in his back, Jernigan made just five appearances (including two during the playoffs) in the first season of his four-year, $48 million extension. While the deal appears cumbersome at first glance, the Eagles will only take $6 million in dead money on their books if they trade or release Jernigan before March 13, per overthecap.com. It's unclear if the 26-year-old would have any interest in discussing a pay cut, considering he'd be one of the top defensive tackles on the market if he reached free agency. While not quite dominant as an interior pass rusher, Jernigan did average 30.5 tackles, 10.8 quarterback hits and 3.9 sacks over 14.5 games through his first four NFL seasons.
Jernigan tallied two tackles over three games in 2018. Surgery to correct a herniated disc in his back delayed Jernigan's 2018 debut, and he wasn't a huge factor on defense until the playoffs, when Jernigan outproduced his regular-season numbers by 12 defensive snaps, one tackle and one sack in one less game. While the 2014 second-rounder remains under contract with the Eagles through 2021, Jernigan is set to cost $13 million against the cap in 2019, making it likely his days in Philly are over.
Jernigan (back) will play in Sunday's game versus the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Jernigan will suit up for the second game this year and the first time since Week 12. Last time he slotted in, Jernigan logged just 20 defensive snaps and didn't have a tackle. For fantasy owners who kept hope this long, there's plenty of safer IDP options elsewhere.
Jernigan (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Jernigan continues to nurse a lingering back injury. The fifth-year defensive tackle has only suited up for one game this season (Week 12 versus the Giants) and is likely to remain sidelined as per usual on Sunday.
Jernigan (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. Jernigan developed back spasms prior to the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Redskins and will be sidelined for the second straight contest as a result. In anticipation of Jernigan's absence, the Eagles promoted Bruce Hector from their practice squad to offer additional depth at defensive tackle.
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