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Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan loses weight, expands role
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan loses weight, expands role

Timmy Jernigan faked right, getting right guard Ryan Wendell off balance, and exploded left, slamming the New England Patriots lineman to the ground with a powerful hand to his shoulder. In a flash, Jernigan was in the backfield, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who had lined up in the shotgun formation, was on the ground. The sack in the Jan. 10 AFC divisional-round playoff game was another snapshot of the rookie defensive tackle's vast potential and another reason for the Ravens' confidence in their replacement for five-time Pro Bowl selection Haloti Ngata. A fixture in the Ravens defense for nine years, Ngata was traded to the Detroit Lions this offseason after a contract...

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