According to a report from our own Demetrius Harvey, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be releasing defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan later today.
Jernigan was signed in August to help shore up the interior of the defensive line, but he played just 54 snaps across three games and had one quarterback hurry and one tackle on the season.
#Jaguars DT Timmy Jernigan is being waived today, per source.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 28, 2020
Jernigan, 27, first entered the league with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 as a second-round selection out of Florida State University. The defensive tackle spent the last three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after being acquired by the team in 2017, swapping third-round picks.
A free agent this year, Jernigan was set to sign a one-year $3.75M contract with the Houston Texans, however, he never made it there, failing his physical.
In his career, Jernigan has started 51 games, while playing in 71 total. He’s tallied 132 tackles (70 solos), 29 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. His career has been limited due to injuries, playing in only 13 games over the past two seasons, however, he was a starter for the Eagles’ Super Bowl run in 2017, playing a key role in Jim Schwartz’s defense.