With injuries piling up, the Denver Broncos are starting to look outside the organization to fill the holes in the roster. They lost Jurrell Casey for the year to a torn bicep, so when the Jacksonville Jaguars released defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan this week they pounced.
Broncos are signing veteran DL Timmy Jernigan per source. Played 3 games for Jax this year, recently released so he should be ready to go. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 30, 2020
Jernigan is a former second-round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft who signed with the Jaguars this year. Early in his career, he was a productive pass rusher totaling 13 sacks in his firs three seasons. He hasn’t quite been able to produce as much over the last four seasons with just 4.5 total sacks, but he should provide some good depth for Denver who has seen the interior of their line decimated by injury.
On the defensive line alone, Denver will enter Week 4 without Dre’Mont Jones, DeMarcus Walker, and the aforementioned Jurrel Casey. They have already promoted DeShawn Williams to the active roster and signed Deyon Sizer to the practice squad, but the hits just keep on coming.
Given all that, even if Jernigan isn’t a starter he will provide some rotational help to a position group devastated by injuries.
Update: Denver also plans to bring in former first-round pick Sylvester Williams and another former-Bronco in Darius Kilgo in for a workout on Friday. Kilgo hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2018, but Williams did play 63 snaps for the Los Angeles Chargers last season.
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