Jernigan (foot) returned to practice as a full participant Thursday.
Jernigan suffered a left heel contusion in Sunday's victory over the Chargers and subsequently watched Wednesday's practice from the sideline as a result. The team never appeared to be concerned regarding his status for Week 5, and his return to practice Thursday seemingly supports that instinct. Beau Allen would presumably be in line to fill in at defensive tackle should jernigan suffer any setbacks.
Jernigan won't take part in Wednesday's practice due to a left heel contusion, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It appears Jernigan sustained the injury in the Eagles' Week 4 game against the Chargers, during which he accrued two tackles over 42 snaps. Per McLane, Eagles coach Doug Pederson expressed no concern over Jernigan's availability for the team's upcoming game Sunday against the Cardinals, so the defensive tackle is a decent bet to rejoin practice in some capacity Thursday.
Jernigan (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Jernigan is now clear to clog the lanes with Fletcher Cox on Philly's defensive front. He spent his last three seasons with Baltimore, racking up a combined 91 tackles and 13 sacks. The Redskins will have their hands full with Jernigan and Cox imposing their pass rushes simultaneously.
Jernigan suffered a sprained ankle in Monday's OTA, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
The defensive tackle had his ankle heavily taped as he limped off the field Monday morning, a worrisome sight for 295-pound offseason addition. The severity of the sprain remains unknown so look for more updates to come over the next handful of weeks. If he does sit out for an extended time, expect Justin Hamilton and Destiny Vaeao to receive some first-team reps to finish up OTAs.
The Eagles will bring in Jernigan to replace Bennie Logan, who signed with the Chiefs almost a month ago. Only 24, Jernigan is entering the final season of his rookie contract after recording 13 sacks over the past three seasons. Last year he recorded 31 tackles, five sacks, 3 pass deflections, an interception through 16 games. He'll join a veteran defensive line in Philadelphia anchored by the likes of Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Chris Long.
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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