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.
Jernigan (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, isn't expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Coach Doug Pederson expressed optimism earlier this week that Jernigan would be ready to return from a one-game absence, but the defensive tackle was unable to practice in any capacity Wednesday through Friday. The lack of activity will likely prompt to err on the side of caution and hold Jernigan out for another contest, paving the way Haloti Ngata to start alongside Fletcher Cox at defensive tackle.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that he expects Jernigan (back) to be available Sunday against the Cowboys, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The defensive tackle missed Monday's game after suffering back spasms during warm-ups. Pederson displayed optimism about his status in Week 14, though his availability in practice will shed more light on how he's doing.
Jernigan (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Redskins.
Tough news for the Eagles considering Jernigan is no stranger to back issues, as he faced a multiple-month recovery this offseason due to herniated discs. The defensive tackle failed to record a stat before exiting the contest. Look for more updates on his status to come once the Eagles resume practice later this week.
Jernigan is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Redskins with back spasms.
Jernigan has had back issues before, as he faced a multiple-month recovery this offseason after suffering herniated discs. Treyvon Hester is in line for additional snaps at defensive tackle as long as Jernigan is out.
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||Lost 23-29 OT|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|