Defensive tackle was a prominent need from the moment the Eagles’ playoff run came to a close last year. Howie Roseman came to the rescue with the signing of Malik Jackson and the idea to bring back Timmy Jernigan, who arrived with an enormous chip on his shoulder, fuming that he lost out on that once hefty contract. Two weeks into the season however, and both players are now injured. The Eagles are back in familiar and unpleasant territory.
In 2017, Beau Allen and Destiny Vaeao combined to play in over 60% of snaps and that was with a healthy Timmy Jernigan in the fray.