Jefferson (knee - MCL) signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Ravens on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jefferson's signing comes as no surprise after he was linked with the Ravens on Wednesday. He'll join last year's prized free agent signing, Eric Weddle, to form one of the best safety combos in the NFL.
Jefferson (knee - MCL) is expected to sign with the Ravens, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. One year after luring All-Pro DB Eric Weddle to bolster their secondary, the Ravens will once again sign the most coveted safety on the open market in Jefferson. Together, he and Weddle should form one of the most formidable safety tandems in the league, though cornerback still remains one of the team's biggest question marks.
Jefferson (knee) is expected to reach the open market once free agency begins on March 9, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Less than one year removed from receiving little interest as a restricted free agent, Jefferson will likely garner offers left and right once organizations can contact unrestricted free agents on March 7. Before reaching the final days of the 2016 league year, though, the Cardinals can negotiate with the safety, who exploded for a career-best 96 tackles (78 solo), despite missing the season finale due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain. The organization is handcuffed due to the presence of fellow unrestricted free agent defenders Calais Campbell and Chandler Jones, hence the reason Jefferson is expected to be available upon the opening of free agency.
The Cardinals placed Jefferson (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Jefferson has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, which will officially bring his breakout season to a close. Although he didn't record a tackle before departing Saturday's game in Seattle, he'll finish his fourth campaign with a career-high 96 tackles (78 solo), to which he tacked on five passes defended, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Expect Jefferson to be a hot commodity as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Jefferson sprained his MCL on Saturday against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The injury isn't believed to be serious, but it will likely keep him from playing in the Cardinals' regular season finale. Look for his level of participation in practice the rest of the week to shed light on his status.