EAGLES DT TIMMY JERNIGAN AT LAST TEED UP TO PLAY SUNDAY!

By Michael Donovan

If you believe Eagles coach Doug Pederson yesterday:

He’s “still optimistic” defensive tackle Tim Jernigan will make his 2018 debut against the Saints.

The former Baltimore Ravens end was cleared to practice earlier this month after undergoing offseason surgery for a herniated disc. And while Pederson wouldn’t confirm Jernigan is beyond “day-to-day” status entering the weekend, the veteran seems on track to play after working with the starters in recent practices.

Acquired in a trade with the Ravens before 2017, Jernigan had a starring role on the Eagles’ championship team. While his production trailed off after he inked a four-year contract extension, he helped the team rank among the NFL’s best in run defense alongside Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox. This year he’s yet to take a snap, spending the Eagles’ first nine games on the reserve/non-football injury list.

His return would be a welcome one for a defense battered by injuries and especially lacking at defensive tackle, where only Cox has had a steady impact along the interior.

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