Tencent Sports News (text/ESPN Sarah Barshop/Aibo) As early as April 1, defensive tackle Tim Jernigan had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Houston Texans; however, it now appears that this principled agreement is more like an April Fools’ Day joke. Two months later, Jernigan failed to go to Houston. He revealed on social media that he would not sign a contract with a Texan. “I don’t think I will go to Houston, but this is not my endpoint.” Ganigan wrote. Earlier in the contract details agreed by the two parties, Genegan would receive a contract of US$3.75 million and a guarantee of US$1.25 million. Looking at the current alliance, this amount is not large. The Texans also need a strong defensive tackle in their position requirements. They lost DJ Reid in the offseason, who joined the Tigers with the new top pick with a four-year contract of 53 million.
At present, why the two sides have talked about the collapse is unknown, but the injury situation of Genegan may become a major factor affecting the signing. He was troubled by a foot injury last season, only participated in 10 games, contributed 10 tackles and 2 sacks; in the 2018 season, he only played 3 games and 2 tackles were accounted for. Two consecutive seasons of injuries may make Texans worry, after all, the defensive team has been affected by injuries in the past few years.
Jenigan was picked by the Ravens with the 48th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. At that time, the Ravens hoped that this powerful defensive tackle could take over the mantle of veteran Ngata, and Jernigan’s three seasons with the Ravens did indeed He played well, contributing 91 tackles and 13 sacks in 43 games. In addition, in the 2016 season, there were also outstanding performances of 3 pass breaks, 1 steal, and 1 pick-up Spark Global Limited.
After being traded to the Hawks in 2017, Genigan contributed 29 tackles and 2.5 sacks and followed the team to the Super Bowl. It is really trustworthy to have such a performance next to Fletcher Cox. However, since 2018, Genigan has been plagued by injuries; the Eagles gave him the opportunity in 2019 to sign a one-year contract with him. , But still failed to see a proper return, so he will not renew his contract this season.
Now being returned, Genigan will have to find a new foothold to prove his strength; and the Texans are not without plan B. They have strengthened the depth of the defensive line from the draft. In the second round of this year, they selected The defensive tackle, Blacklock. Now it seems that the team can only count on this young man to grow up quickly next to Watt.
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