Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Ravens trade Timmy Jernigan to Eagles for draft pick

Ravens trade Timmy Jernigan to Eagles for draft pick

Confident in their defensive line depth, the Ravens traded two-year starter Timmy Jernigan and their compensatory third-round pick in the 2017 draft (No. 99 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles for their third-round draft pick (74th overall). Jernigan, 24, was a second-round pick for the Ravens in 2014 and has racked up 13 sacks over his three National Football League seasons. Last season he had 5.0 sacks and 31 combined tackles.

"Timmy has been a terrific player for us for three seasons", Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a release.

After the 2017 season, Jernigan will become an unrestricted free agent, but the Eagles will own his rights and will have exclusive negotiating power with him until next March.

Jernigan had been the subject of trade rumors after the Ravens signed Brandon Williams to a five-year, $54 million contract. For now, the Eagles get the better end of that deal.

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In 2014, Jernigan was a second-round pick out of Florida State by the Ravens. In his three-year career has made 91 tackles, 13.0 sacks and has one interception.

Had Baltimore sat back and let Jernigan play out his final year, they might have gotten more production out of him for cheap.

It's a deal that could work out in the Ravens' favor, but it'll take turning that draft pick into a serious upgrade to make it so.

While the team's need for cornerbacks has seemingly overshadowed everything else on defense, the Eagles did lose two starting defensive linemen in a short span, cutting Connor Barwin and allowing Logan to leave.

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