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  • Tony Jefferson: Lands on practice squad COVID list

    Jefferson (illness) reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Monday and was also placed on the COVID-19 list, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports. Jefferson was active for his fourth game of the season in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. He recorded a season-high 10 tackles while also logging a sack. However, he automatically reverted back to the practice squad Monday and could also be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
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  • Tony Jefferson: Added to Niners' practice squad

    Jefferson (hamstring) signed with San Francisco's practice squad Monday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports. This move indicates Jefferson has returned to health after previously battling a hamstring injury. He's yet to appear in a game this season.
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  • 49ers' Tony Jefferson: Placed on injured reserve

    Jefferson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jefferson didn't participate in Tuesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, and the issue is severe enough to land him on injured reserve. The 29-year-old was a long shot to make the 53-man roster ahead of the regular season, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will now compete for a roster spot after he secured a one-year deal with San Francisco on Thursday.
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  • Tony Jefferson: Over knee injury

    Jefferson (knee) is visiting the Colts for a potential workout, suggesting that he's over the knee injury he was dealing with at the end of his Ravens tenure, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports. Jefferson tore his ACL in October of 2019, but he has recovered and is ready to resume his NFL career. The 28-year-old safety has 98 career games of NFL experience under his belt.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Unlikely to stay in Baltimore

    Jefferson (knee) is expected to be a cap casualty for the Ravens this offseason, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Jefferson is entering the fourth and final season of a four-year, $34 million contract, with a non-guaranteed $7 million base salary. He was one of the leaders of the Baltimore defense in 2017 and 2018, but he struggled in 2019 even before he suffered a torn ACL in Week 5. Jefferson's injury turned the starting job over to Chuck Clark, who took full advantage of the opportunity and then signed a three-year contract extension Monday. The only realistic way for Jefferson to stay in Baltimore would involve a pay cut and a willingness to handle a part-time role -- tough pills to swallow for a 28-year-old who had 74 or more tackles in five consecutive seasons from 2014-18.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Exits with knee injury

    Jefferson was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Steelers with a knee injury. Jefferson played every defensive snap over the last three weeks, making 17 tackles. The Ravens are expected to finish the game without him, so Anthony Levine figures to slot in at strong safety.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Notches tackle

    Jefferson (ankle) recorded one tackle during Thursday's 26-13 preseason win over the Packers. Jefferson appears to have fully recovered after undergoing ankle surgery earlier this offseason. The 27-year-old safety projects to start opposite Earl Thomas in Baltimore's formidable secondary.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Spotted at practice

    Jefferson (ankle) was a limited participant for Tuesday's practice during minicamp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. This was the first time Jefferson had practiced during team activities in any fashion since undergoing ankle surgery in January. This is a positive sign for the safety's availability heading into training camp, but neither the team nor Jefferson has committed to a definitive timeline for a full return. A healthy Jefferson is expected to form one of the best safety tandems on paper in the league with Earl Thomas for 2019.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Opens OTAs on sidelines

    Head coach John Harbaugh said Jefferson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Jefferson underwent ankle surgery in January that was initially believed to only require a 4-to-6 week timeline for recovery. The fact the 27-year-old is still under wraps four months later is concerning, but then again, the Ravens have little incentive to rush an established starter back to the field this early in the offseason. When healthy, Jefferson is primed to team up with Earl Thomas to form one of the most imposing safety tandems in the league.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Building rapport with Earl Thomas

    Jefferson (ankle) has spent extensive time working out with free-agent pickup and secondary mate Earl Thomas this offseason, Sean Grogan of the Cecil Whig reports. "I got a chance to work out with him before we had the voluntary team workouts in one-on-one sessions," Jefferson said of Thomas. "I can tell you he's a real serious guy, but he also has a lighter side to him, too." Jefferson looks like he's ready to roll for the start of the Ravens' offseason program after undergoing minor ankle surgery in January. It's also encouraging to hear he's going the extra mile to build rapport with Thomas, who inked a four-year, $55 million pact with Baltimore in March. Considering the Ravens are also stacked at cornerback with Marlon Humphrey, Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr and Tavon Young under contract for the upcoming season, Baltimore clearly has the coverage talent to allow Jefferson to consistently play in the box this upcoming season. Jefferson could also play a part in replacing former starting inside linebacker C.J. Mosley.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Gets surgery on ankle

    Jefferson recently had ankle surgery and is expected to require 4-to-6 weeks for recovery, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Jefferson missed Weeks 14 and 15 with an ankle injury, returning for the final two weeks of the regular season as well as a playoff loss to the Chargers. He has trouble sticking with wide receivers in coverage, but his excellent work defending the run and the flats should be enough for the Ravens to justify the third season of his four-year, $34 million contract. Coming off five consecutive seasons with at least 4.9 tackles per game, Jefferson will celebrate his 27th birthday at the end of January. He was one of the youngest players in the 2013 rookie class and has missed just three games through six NFL campaigns.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Suiting up Week 15

    Jefferson (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Buccaneers. The standout safety has missed the last two games with his ankle issue, but he'll suit up Sunday against the Buccaneers' high-powered passing attack. Despite sitting in the last pair of contests, Jefferson has logged 61 tackles (41 solo), one interception, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery this season across 11 games.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Absent from Wednesday practice

    Jefferson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Jefferson was withheld from last week's tilt with Kansas City, so there's a shadow of concern above Baltimore this week. If the veteran can't practice before Sunday, perhaps the Ravens will have to turn to Chuck Clark once again.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Doubtful for Week 14

    Jefferson (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Jefferson was unable to practice in any capacity this week. The Oklahoma product missed his first game of the season last week, and it seems likely that he'll miss the Week 14 contest as well. If Jefferson doesn't play Sunday, Chuck Clark would likely draw the start against the Chiefs.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Won't play Sunday

    Jefferson (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Jefferson sustained an ankle injury during a Week 12 win over the Raiders and will sit out Sunday's tilt against the Falcons as he continues to manage his recovery. Chuck Clark will draw the start at strong safety as long as Jefferson remains sidelined.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Status uncertain for Week 13

    Coach John Harbaugh is uncertain whether Jefferson (ankle) will suit up against the Falcons on Sunday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Jefferson did not return to Sunday's win over the Raiders after suffering an ankle injury during the first half. A timetable for the 26-year-old's recovery remains undisclosed, and Chuck Clark is expected to slot into the starting lineup as long as Jefferson remains sidelined.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Ready to play Sunday

    Jefferson (thigh) will play in Sunday's game versus the Bengals. Jefferson has been nursing this thigh injury throughout November but hasn't missed a game. The sixth-year pro has 54 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups in nine games, so his IDP value isn't flashy.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Questionable for Week 11

    Jefferson (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Jefferson was unable to get fully healthy during Baltimore's bye, and his Week 11 status appears uncertain. It's possible that Jefferson could be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt against the Bengals. If the starting safety is unable to suit up, expect Anthony Levine to slot into the starting lineup.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Limited in practice Thursday

    Jefferson (thigh) was a limited particpant in Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Jefferson did not practice to begin the week, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The 26-year-old appears to be nursing a thigh injury suffered during Baltimore's bye week, and it remains to be seen whether he will suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Bengals. With Anthony Levine (ankle) also managing an injury, Baltimore may struggle with depth at the strong safety position Week 11.
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  • Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Questionable for Sunday

    Jefferson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Steelers. Jefferson sat out practices Wednesday and Thursday before returning Friday as a limited participant. Anthony Levine would likely be first in line to fill in at safety if Jefferson can't go this weekend. Jefferson has registered 49 tackles (34 solo), one sack and three pass breakups through the Ravens' first eight contests.
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