PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles and DT Tim Jernigan agreed to a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday evening. The deal, which keeps Jernigan an Eagle through 2021, is worth $48 million with $26 million fully guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Eagles released the following statement with the announcement of the signing:
“Since the day he entered the building, Tim has been a difference maker both on the field and around the building. He’s a tough, physical and relentless player who brings energy and enthusiasm every day. Tim possesses a lot of the qualities that we look for as we continue to build this team and we are excited about his future here in Philadelphia.”
The Eagles are on a bye this week.