Jernigan (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Super Bowl LII, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Jernigan, who was held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to an unspecified illness, has been cleared to return to the field and should be ready to assume his typical starting role along the interior of the Eagles' defensive line.
According to head coach Doug Pederson, Jernigan (illness) should be ready for the Super Bowl, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Because of the position and he's one of our veteran guys, I do feel comfortable that he'll be ready," Pederson told reporters Thursday.
Jernigan has been feeling under the weather as of late but it seems unlikely that the illness will force him to sit out of Sunday's Super Bowl. Look for more updates on his status to come as kickoff approaches. Jernigan has played a pivotal role on the Eagles' defensive line in his first season with Philadelphia, averaging slightly below 33 defensive snaps per game during the regular season.
Jernigan (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With little at stake for the Eagles in the regular-season finale, Jernigan will be one of six regulars on defense who will be in street clothes. Jernigan's absence should open up more snaps at defensive tackle for Destiny Vaeao, Beau Allen and Elijah Qualls.
Jernigan recorded one sack and three tackles (one solo) in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.
Jernigan's sack brings his season total up to 2.5. He had not recorded one since Week 2. The 25-year-old played just 30 defensive snaps (48.0 percent), which was behind 12 other players.
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