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The Ravens officially announce that they have traded defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Ravens are sending Jernigan and a third round pick, number 99 in the draft, for the Eagles’ third round pick, number 74. There had been growing speculation that Jernigan could potentially be traded, as rumors and reports were circulating that the Ravens were in talks with other teams. With Brandon Williams getting a long term, lucrative deal, Jernigan would probably have been on his way out after the 2017 season. This trade pushes the Ravens up 25 spots in the draft and also will save them roughly $1 Million. (Per Spotrac.com)
Jernigan, 24, was drafted by the Ravens from Florida State in 2014, in the second round with pick 48 in the draft. In his brief career with the Ravens, he totaled 91 tackles, and 13 sacks. With his departure, it is expected for young players such as defensive tackles Michael Pierce and Carl Davis to fill his role. The Ravens would not have been able to afford both Williams and Jernigan in 2018 after Williams’ monster deal this offseason, so they made the move to save the money now, improve their draft spots, and trade him.