Jefferson recorded two tackles and an interception in a crushing 47-3 win over Buffalo.
Jefferson and the rest of the Ravens' defense had a field day against the Bills offense. The single interception and two passes defensed equal Jefferson's season total last year. His four tackles were respectable and he'll look to continue his strong secondary performance into next week's tilt against the Bengals.
Jefferson (hamstring) made four tackles (three solo) in Saturday's 27-10 preseason win over the Dolphins.
After a hamstring injury held Jefferson out of the team's first three preseason outings, he made his debut Saturday. Jefferson will be the Ravens' starting strong safety again in 2018 after he made 79 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups last year.
Jefferson has missed six of the last seven practices with a pulled hamstring, Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Although Jefferson deemed his injury "nothing serious," he conceded that it needs to fully heal before getting back to practice. The sixth-year pro is set up to be the Ravens' starting strong safety for the second straight year. He produced 79 tackles (56 solo), 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups and one interception in that role last season.
Signed to a four-year, $34 million contract last offseason, Jefferson had 79 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception as a 16-game starter his first year in Baltimore. He's locked in as the starter at strong safety, with the contract restructure merely serving to free up 2018 cap space for the Ravens. Jefferson is young for a player with five seasons of experience, having celebrated his 26th birthday in January.
Jefferson had 79 total tackles to go with 2.5 sacks and an interception in his first season as a Raven in 2017.
A big-ticket free-agent signing in the offseason, Jefferson turned in a solid first season in Baltimore. However, it fell well short of the expectations he set in his final year in Arizona, when he racked up 96 tackles in 15 games and ended the year as one of the top safeties in the league. Jefferson isn't known for his speed or coverage skills, but he tends to make up for that as a hard-nosed run-stopper in the box. However, his performance in 2017 left Jefferson as just the 27th-best safety in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. He has recorded under 80 tackles in three of his four full seasons, which is starting to make his electric 2016 look like a bit of an aberration. In any case, Jefferson plays the type of role that allows him to pick up plenty of tackles and up his value as an IDP safety. He just might not be the elite IDP safety that some may have expected.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/2/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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