Eagles Not Picking Up DT Tim Jernigan’s Option, Making Him Free Agent


Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles are not picking up DT Tim Jernigan’s option year, which means he’ll become an unrestricted free agent next week. 

It was clear that Jernigan wasn’t going to be back at his current salary, especially given the Eagles’ cap situation. 

Jernigan, 26, 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 last year.

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 extension, $48 million extension that includes $26 million fully guaranteed in 2017. 

The Eagles will pick up $7 million of cap space by declining Jernigan’s option. 

In 2018, Jernigan appeared in three games for the Eagles and recorded two tackles and no sacks.

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