Report: Eagles sign DL Timmy Jernigan to massive extension

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to lock up core pieces on what has been an improved defense thus far this season. The team has reportedly signed defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to a four-year extension worth $48 million with $26 million fully guaranteed.

Jernigan, 25, was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to Philadelphia back in April. He’s responded by anchoring a defensive line that’s been dominant against the run this season. The 7-2 Eagles head into Week 10 with the league’s top-ranked run defense. And he’s been a major part of that.

The former second-round pick from Florida State has started all nine games for the Eagles this season, recording 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the process.