Report: Eagles not expected to pick on DT Tim Jernigan’s contract option
26 February 2019 Eagles News
The Eagles might be looking to add interior defensive line this offseason. Atleast that’s what this recent report suggests.
According to this report, the Eagles will not be picking up defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan’s contract option, making him a free agent. Jernigan’s option is for an $11 million salary and a $13 million cap hit. March 13th in the deadline for contract options, but in the same article, they say they don’t think it’ll take that long for the Eagles for the Eagles to make their decision.
That’s a mighty big salary for a player who’s been hurt as of late and can be replaced through the “historic” defensive line draft class per Howie Roseman. With the Eagles knowing how good the draft is at the position, it doesn’t make sense to bring Jernigan back at that salary. There’s cheaper options for them and in their cap situation, they need all the money they can get.
Now, all of this doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll leave. We do know he’ll leave for that salary. However, if he were open to a pay cut and a reworked salary, then he has a chance to stay. But, if he refuses, then he’s gone.
Jernigan is a very good player, but money’s tight and the Eagles have tough decisions to make. Just knowing them and the way they draft, they definitely know there’s good options in the draft and with three picks in the first two rounds, they’ll have a chance to get a replacement for sure.
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