OWINGS MILLS, MD — On Tuesday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens announced that they were trading defensive end Timmy Jernigan to the Philadelphia Eagles.
As a part of the trade, the Ravens will move up in the third round of this year’s NFL Draft. Baltimore will receive Philadelphia’s 74th pick, and the Eagles will receive the Ravens’ 99th pick.
“This will allow our young group of defensive lineman to compete and play,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome stated.
Good point, Ozzie, but this does not help the Ravens in their quest to improve their pass rush. Jernigan, a 2014 second round pick, was entering the last year of his rookie contract. The Ravens were not planning on signing him to a long-term contract, but they are losing a player who finished with five sacks last season, which was second on the team (only behind Terrell Suggs’s eight sacks).
In his three seasons with the Ravens, Jernigan finished with 47 tackles, 13 sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception.