Jefferson (groin) is nearing a return to action at training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports. Jefferson had sports hernia surgery in the latter portion of June, and it appears the Ravens are exercising caution before fully deploying him in training camp. Although head coach John Harbaugh held him out of practice again Friday, he did indicate that Jefferson is ready to go. The 25-year-old played the first four seasons of his career with the Cardinals before signing with the Ravens over the offseason. He tallied 96 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles across 15 games last season. Barring any setbacks, he projects to be the Week 1 starter at free safety.
Jefferson sat out of practice Thursday following sports hernia surgery, Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun reports. It's unclear how long Jefferson will be sidelined due to his sports hernia. The veteran safety was one of the Ravens' marquee free agent signings and is expected to start alongside Eric Weddle.
Square has re-signed with the Chargers on a two-year deal, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports. Square finished the 2016 season with 2.5 sacks while playing just 11 games. He'll provide the Chargers with some useful depth along the defensive line.
Square is eligible to return return from his four-game suspension this week, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Square missed the Chargers' first four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. With the punishment served, Square is eligible to rejoin the team this week, however the Chargers will need to make a roster move in order to bring him on. The 27-year-old will likely provide some depth along the defensive line, but the lack of consistent snaps will not make him an appealing asset in IDP leagues.
Square has been suspended four games by the NFL, the team's official site reports. Square's suspension stems from a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Early reports indicate that Square did not test positive for a specific substance, but the 27-year-old missed a scheduled test. Both Ryan Carrethers and Tenny Palepoi are likely to fill in during his absence.