We have signed DT Timmy Jernigan (@TJernigan8) and placed DL Rodney Gunter on the reserve/retired list.
Jernigan has appeared in 71 career games and has totaled 132 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. pic.twitter.com/v45cukwHtp
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 17, 2020
Garafolo says Jernigan had several options but preferred to play for Jacksonville.
Jernigan 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.
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.
In 2019, Jernigan appeared in 10 games for the Eagles and recorded 10 tackles and two sacks.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.