Jernigan Returns to Active Roster
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles removed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan from the non-football injury list Tuesday and moved him to the active roster, a clear signal that the veteran will be returning to the lineup against the New York Giants on Wednesday.
Jernigan injured his back while lifting weights back in the spring and underwent surgery for a herniated disc, a development that cost the Florida State product 10 games and some significant guaranteed money in the form of a restructured contract.
It remains to be seen if Jernigan picks up where he left off last season as the starter on the interior next to Fletcher Cox. In Jernigan's absence, the Eagles have used a host of bodies including Destiny Vaeao, who was ultimately released, Haloti Ngata, Bruce Hector (now on the practice squad), Treyvon Hester and T.Y. McGill.
McGill was waived Tuesday to make room for Jernigan on the 53-man roster.
The Eagles also tweaked their practice squad, signing two players after elevating cornerback De'Vante Bausby to the roster over the weekend and losing offensive lineman Josh Andrews to Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts.
Inked were center Anthony Fabiano, a Harvard product who broke in as an undrafted free agent in Baltimore back in 2016 and has had cups of coffee with Cleveland, Washington, the NY Giants, New England and Indianapolis, and cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon, who has also bounced around with stints in Dallas, Tennessee, Washington, New York and Cleveland.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen