Veteran DT Timmy Jernigan announced via his Instagram account that he won’t be signing with the Texans after all.
“Guess I’m not going to Houston, but the show not ova,” Jernigan wrote, per Aaron Wilson.
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.
A league source confirms to Wilson that Jernigan won’t be joining the Texans.
According to Wilson, Jernigan has been cleared by Dr. Robert Watkins and is expected to draw interest from other NFL teams.
As for the Texans, Wilson says the Texans are exploring other veteran free agents after moving on from Jernigan.
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.