This comes shortly after the Broncos lost DT Jurrell Casey for the season due to a biceps injury.
Jernigan, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2014. Baltimore later traded Jernigan and a third-round pick to the Eagles in return for a third-round pick in 2017.
Jernigan was in the final year of his four-year, $4.382 million contract that included $2.126 million guaranteed when the Eagles signed him to a four-year, $48 million extension that included $26 million fully guaranteed in 2017.
Philadelphia declined Jernigan’s option last year but ended up re-signing him for the 2019 season. He agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Texans back in April, but never passed a physical for the team and the agreement was never officially processed.
The Jaguars later signed Jernigan to a contract in August before releasing him earlier in the week.
In 2020, Jernigan has appeared in three games for the Jaguars and recorded one tackle.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.