Eagles sign DT Timmy Jernigan to 4 year $48 million extension

Philadelphia Eagles' Timmy Jernigan reacts after a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to a four year extension.

Sources tell Action News that the deal is worth $48 million, including $26 million fully guaranteed.

Jernigan, a second-round pick in 2014, came to the Eagles as part of a trade deal with the Baltimore Ravens back in April.



With the Eagles, Jernigan has played a big part in the NFL's best defense against the rush.

He has recorded 1.5 sacks and 19 tackles in the Birds' nine games so far, helping the team to a league best 8-1 record.

"Since the day he entered the building, Tim has been a difference-maker both on the field and around the building," the team said in a statement. "He's a tough, physical, and relentless player who brings energy and enthusiasm every day. Tim possesses a lot of the qualities that we look for as we continue to build this team and we are excited about his future here in Philadelphia."
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