Despite reportedly agreeing to a contract back in April, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan Jr. will not be joining the Texans. The former Philadelphia stand out posted to his Instagram account on June 2 breaking the news.
“Guess I’m not goin to Houston…but the show not ova.”
It was reported back in early April by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, that Jernigan had signed a one year contract, worth up to $.3.75 million dollars.
Jernigan’s presence in the interior of Houston’s front seven was eagerly anticipated, after the departure of D.J. Reader, who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this offseason.
Jernigan was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In three seasons with the Ravens, Jernigan tallied 13 sacks and 16 tackles for loss.
In 2017, Jernigan joined the Philadelphia Eagles, starting in 27 games for the team. He picked up 4.5 sacks over those three years and 13 TFLs.