Veteran defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan was released by the Jaguars this week, but he didn’t have to wait too long to find a new place to play this season.
Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos are signing Jernigan to their active roster. With a game on Thursday night, it will likely be at least Week Five before Jernigan makes his Denver debut.
Jernigan played 54 snaps over three games in a reserve role for Jacksonville this year. He was a starter for the Eagles when healthy over the previous three seasons.
The signing comes days after the Broncos lost defensive tackle Jurrell Casey for the season to a torn biceps.