Ravens Trade DT Timmy Jernigan To Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have to face Brandon Williams for the foreseeable future but Timmy Jernigan is out of the picture. The Baltimore Ravens shipped Jernigan to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jernigan’s name has been thrown around in trade rumors for the last couple weeks after Williams earned his five year mega-deal that made it nearly impossible for the team to keep Jernigan, who is entering the final year of his deal. Still, it seems like a small return for a talented player and someone who made up the other half of one of the best interior DL duos in college football.

In three seasons with Baltimore, he racked up 13 sacks, including a career high five a year ago. He had one sack and one interception against the Steelers.

Baltimore will likely look to replace him with second year player Michael Pierce, another hefty nose tackle who beat the odds and made the team as a UDFA. But he isn’t nearly as explosive or the pass rusher Jernigan is.

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  • falconsaftey43

    They also have DT Carl Davis who is a little more of a pass rusher than Pierce.

  • WilliamSekinger

    This doesn’t make any sense. Why trade him now, when he can still potentially help your football club for next to nothing in compensation? I get it that it would take a lot to sign him next year, so get what you can out of him this year, let him walk in 2018 and get a comp pick for him in 2019.
    The Ravens got screwed on this deal to move up 15 spots.

  • pittsburghjoe

    I don’t get it. Not much return. They would have got a comp pick. The guy behind him must be solid or it should a salary dump. Or maybe a combination.

  • steelburg

    I 100 percent agree they got a slightly better pick but they lost a starter and a pick. They got hosed, but it’s fine with me lol.

  • RickM

    I think the low return may be because Jernigan sulked late last year when he had to share time with Pierce. He obviously wants to play full-time before his 2018 free agency. My guess is that they just didn’t want that attitude in their dressing room this season. You’d still think they could have gotten more return though.

  • LOL, this is great news….probably would have served them better to have him this season and get a comp pick for him the following season which might have been a 3rd rd pick anyway. Instead, they just swap 3rd rd picks and he’s gone now…Nice!

  • Just made a similar comment to yours before I read through the comments…but this is wonderful news.

  • LucasY59

    I hope he continues to be a disappointment of a 2nd rd pick for them, but when they drafted him I was worried he would give the Steelers problems

  • falconsaftey43

    Ravens have now lost a starting DT, RT, C, WR, ILB. Am I missing anyone?

  • LucasY59

    moving 15 picks is fairly significant, especially in this draft, it gives them another pick before the Steelers (the teams have similar needs on D: OLB, CB, ILB, S, or even DL) Newsome can get pretty lucky and I am nervous he will with this move

    I could see the #74 pick being used on a player like Kpassagnon who IMO could be an upgrade to Jernigan, and might be a target for the Steelers #94 pick (which is why they moved from #99)

  • LucasY59

    they lost two DL, Jernigan and Guy

    *and Elvis

  • Sam Clonch

    Not a salary situation. He was on rookie contract still.

  • Michael James

    You also have to take into consideration that they lost a compensatory pick in the process (and certainly a good one). So they traded up 25 spots in this years draft, but they’ll lose a third or fourth rounder in 2019 in addition to losing Jernigan for this season.
    Kpassagnon certainly won’t be an upgrade over Jernigan in his first year. He’s just so raw, it would take them at least one full season (probably more) to actually mold him into a good NFL player.

  • LucasY59

    he is on a rookie contract so his salary is still pretty low, but they could be looking ahead to next yr and didnt think he will want more than they can afford after paying Williams, so instead of waiting until the comp comes in the 2019 draft they get a player they can use now (and get rid of a player that isnt in their long term plans)

  • LucasY59

    his long term value could be much higher though, but I agree he will need to develop (but he has the potential to be really good)

    they are definitely looking for DL in this draft after losing 2 of them this offseason (hopefully they pick guys like Jarron Jones or even Chris Wormley instead of Tanoh)

  • Rocksolid20

    This years draft is deep , moving up 15 spots in round 3 should land a good player .

  • Sam Clonch

    Curse of the Flacco contract strikes again…

  • Sam Clonch

    But they already HAD a 3rd round pick. They didn’t get any additional picks, just moved up a little. In what I’ve heard is a weak DL draft to begin with, is a few dozen spots in the 3rd worth a 3rd or 4th round additional pick? It doesn’t feel equal to me. Baltimore’s problem now though!

  • Sam Clonch

    Wait, is it deep, or does the talent die after pick #74? If it’s deep, there should be good players available at #99 too. Which is it?

  • Alex Kozora

    Hey, I’m not complaining.

  • PaeperCup

    super small return, 15 spots? I guess they get out of another contract, save some cash.

    Not sure what the Ravens are aiming for though, they are in pseudo rebuilding mode or something.

  • Sam Clonch

    Where are people getting 15 spots from? 99-74=25. They moved up 25 spots.

  • PaeperCup

    lol, my bad. Math….math.

  • PaeperCup

    I’m not even gonna correct it.

  • PaeperCup

    25 spots is actually a fairly good jump…But still, giving up a proven starter for what exactly?

  • Sam Clonch

    Yeah, I dunno. Plus a likely comp pick.

  • PaeperCup

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Sam Clonch

    Win for the Black and Gold! I’ll take it!

  • PaeperCup

    What’s the Ravens version of Steelersdepot? I’d like to see their fans reactions.

  • Sam Clonch

    Hahaha, Imma go on there and start threads about them drafting Mahomes!!! Bwahahahaaaa!

  • PaeperCup

    Mention that they’ll use this pick to get Joe Mixon

  • Rocksolid20

    If it’s not deep , why are we so excited to
    have an extra 3rd round pick ?

  • Sam Clonch

    I PERSONALLY think it’s deep, so an additional pick will land an additional good player. But your statement implies that they couldn’t have gotten a good player at their original spot, which would indicate it ISN’T deep. It’s contradictory.

    I don’t see the point of them giving up a starter and a likely future comp pick, in order to move up and get a player that is basically just as good as the one you would have got at your original spot!

  • LucasY59

    Im guessing they didnt think they would get the player they want if they stayed at #99 (would make more sense to wait until the day of the draft and see who is available, but hopefully it doesnt work in the ratbirds favor)

  • Sam Clonch

    If they already know who’s going to be available at #74 and who wouldn’t have been at #99, I take back every bad thing I ever said about Ozzie. That’s amazing, lol!

  • LucasY59

    thats what I originally thought and then second guessed myself when others had posted 15, I even editted my comment, shouldve trusted my math

  • LucasY59

    that why I said it would be better to wait, but maybe they are already hearing rumors…?

  • Doogie

    Don’t see that the Ravens got much for the trade.. Seems stupid to only move up 15 spots. That was the best deal they could find? They usually go for the comp picks, but maybe they are changing their methods. They haven’t done as well the last few years in their picks.. Why didnt they wait till the draft and actually have an idea there was a player they wanted in the 3rd and needed to move up? We should own them this year. The oline got worse, now lost a starter from Dline..Will be interested to see how well they do this season, I figure the best is 9 and 7. They need cap help. We could let them use Omar this year in exchange for their 2nd pick this draft.. Kidding..

  • IchabodTheGloryHasDeparted

    Because now they pick twice before Pittsburgh in the third round

  • T3xassteelers

    I’d be pissed if they got Mahomes. Don’t want to be buying a damn Ravens jersey.

  • LucasY59

    they didnt want to wait two yrs for the comp

  • Doogie

    So they can take the wrong players earlier? I dont believe they made the trade just to move ahead of the Steelers. But if they did, well it just makes it worse when they take the wrong players.

  • Doogie

    I dont see the Steelers taking Mahomes in the first, and he will be gone by the 2nd, if not in the first before the Steelers pick.

  • PaeperCup

    There seriously have been 6 people say 15 spots haha. I think we get a little deceived since it’s 99, and not 100. So we think closer to 90 as opposed to 100. Same reason we always see $.99 in stores

  • Sam Clonch

    How’s that Maxx Williams draft trade working out for you Baltimore? HAHA!

  • PaeperCup

    I sooo wanted Williams too.

  • Sam Clonch

    I did too! I was PISSED at the time, lol!!! Not that we’ve yet to get anything out of OUR 2nd round pick that year (Golson), but at least we didn’t give up anything to get screwed!

  • steeltown

    No complaints here

  • JNick

    They got fleeced.

  • LucasY59

    25 spots is almost like moving up a rd in most cases, it also gives them 2 picks within 4 spots of each other, which makes me think they have two players they really like, targeted for their pick at 78, and dont think one of them will make it to #99 (might be worried one wont quite make it further than 74 so they made the trade) I will again say that this trade wouldve made more sense if it happened during the draft, but Ozzie seems to have a way of things working out for him

  • LucasY59

    I do think that is part of it

  • PaeperCup

    yeah, the though of moving up 25 spots is really nice. The thought of having 2 picks that close together is REALLY nice.

    But again, this is the draft. Either or both players could ammount to nothing. Where as you are giving up someone who you know can produce. 3rd round too…if you could have that in the second, or absolutely the first. You may be right though, maybe they do have a few players in mind.

    But you know what they are saying…”in Ozzie we trust”

  • LucasY59

    haha that will help with their PR after ray rice

  • dany

    Ok I thought it was a third but they swapped thirds? WTF Baltimore?

  • T3xassteelers

    Yeah I don’t either but I just hope the Ravens of Bungholes don’t get him haha, I’ve already decided I’m buying his jersey no matter what (unless he’s on one of those god forsaken teams)

  • Darth Blount 47

    Thank you, Philly! Send those boys some complimentary pierogies, Colbert!

  • Darth Blount 47

    I knew you’d love that comment…. 😉

  • Matt Manzo

    I agree. And am happy about it!

  • TsarPepe

    I guess the thinking here is that the comp pick is almost like freebie to them, which they are now allowed to use as ammunition to get another top-75 pick.

  • TsarPepe

    Didn’t play full time toward the end of last season. The Ravens figured they have for next year options that are as good, if not better.

  • JohnnyFootball

    Moving up 25 spots is the equivalent of the 96th overall pick value wise. 116 point difference. That is quite the haul for a 1 year rental that could be in line for a huge contract next year. Especially in this draft. I despise Ozzie Newsom.

  • Rusted Out

    I like how the Ravens have a “dressing room”. Great place to put on a dress.

  • Terrible Towlie

    Dri Archer

  • Jeff Papiernik

    It’s 25 spots. Math is hard

  • Bonnie Powell

    yeah- til their 1st loss, then they will curse Ozzie up one side and down the other. I think they are pretty desperate to win – haven’t made the playoffs 3 out of the last 4 years. Nor sure all these changes will be a good thing tho.they have lost 18 players- that’s alot in 1 season.