Jernigan continues to stand out as rookie

Jernigan continues to stand out as rookie
August 25, 2014, 8:30 am
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The addition of Timmy Jernigan is one reason why the Ravens are optimistic about their pass rush. Jernigan was credited with a sack Saturday night against Washington, forcing Robert Griffin III to run out of bounds for a five-yard loss to avoid being hit.

Jernigan spent plenty of time in Washington's backfield Saturday, and the Ravens’ rookie defensive tackle was pleased after the game.

“I’d definitely say it’s one of my better games,” said Jernigan, whose NFL career spans just three preseason games. “After going back and looking at the previous two games, I was looking at little things I could have done different as far as getting to the quarterback.”

Jernigan relished his sack against Griffin, one of the NFL’s fastest quarterbacks.

“It was crazy, because before the game today me and Pernell (McPhee) we were in the elevator and I was like, “Bro, I’ve got to get me one today.’ And he’s like, ‘Alright, it’s going to happen man. Just keep trusting the process.’ It felt good just to come out and do it.”

Jernigan has already earned a role in the Ravens’ defensive line rotation, showing his versatility as a run-stopper and pass rusher. If Jernigan continues to play like he did Saturday, his role will only increase.

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