Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins’ decision to flip Saints head coach Sean Payton off will result in a fine, and Timmy Jernigan discusses his return. It’s all here in ‘The Roundup’.
Football is, was and always will be an emotional game, and the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans endured a bevy of emotions just one week ago during a 48-7 thrashing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints and when it was announced that Timmy Jernigan would return to the active roster. Malcolm Jenkins, once a Saint himself, took exception to one particular point in last week’s game game, and his emotions got the best of him.
With a little over 13 minutes remaining in the game, and with a 31-point lead, Saints coach Sean Payton sent a play in to Drew Brees. The Saints future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee put five eligible receivers in the pass pattern, and on 4th down with seven yards to go, Brees hit Alvin Kamara for yet another touchdown.
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You’ve all, no doubt, heard the story by now. Jenkins took exception and shot Payton the bird. That decision was a costly one (pun intended). According to NFL.com, Jenkins was fined at it was healthy. Try $13,369 on for size.
And now, here’s some Tim Jernigan news.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official. After an offseason procedure to repair a herniated disc that could have ended his career, Timmy Jernigan will be back in the lineup when the Eagles face the New York Giants.
Many were starting to wonder if we’d see Jernigan at all during the 2018 regular season, but most are glad that we will. It’s hard to know what to expect. It’s difficult to determine whether or not we’ll see the same guy we were used to getting on gameday, but it’s a couple of things that we’re aware of.
‘The Birds’ need him out there. It’s been sad watching Fletcher Cox‘s attempts to hold things down along the defensive line’s interior by himself. Jernigan’s looking forward to being on the field again.
Here’s a quote courtesy of a story penned by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro:
"You can go through tempo practices and 75 percent speed. You can do that all the time, but you’ll never really know. When you go out there Sunday and you take on a couple double teams and you gotta tackle Saquon Barkley (and) you’ll find out if you’re all right or not."
Well, you can’t argue with that. Can you?