Texans, Veteran DT Timmy Jernigan Move On From Free Agent Deal

Jernigan revealed on Instagram he would not be headed to Houston

Brandon Scott
June 02, 2020 - 10:24 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- The Texans are moving on from veteran defensive lineman Tim Jernigan before ever suiting him up to play. 

Jernigan and the Texans had agreed about two months ago on a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million.

The Texans needed to fill the void left by D.J. Reader's departure in free agency. Signing Jernigan and drafting Houston-area native Ross Blacklock with the 40th overall pick appeared to be the plan.

On Tuesday evening, however, Jernigan revealed on Instagram he would not be headed to Houston. 

Before the draft, Texans head coach-general manager Bill O'Brien called the Jernigan signing "a big get for us."

It is unclear why this agreement did not work out. The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans are "exploring other veteran free agent options."

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