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June 8, 2021 09:32 AM
49ers' Tony Jefferson: Joins 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 29-year-old was cut by the Ravens in February 2020 while recovering from September 2019 ACL surgery, and he was unable to latch on with a team last year. Jefferson was Baltimore's starting strong safety when he suffered the injury, but he'll likely need to earn his roster spot in San Francisco during training camp.

September 29, 2020 05:00 PM
Tony Jefferson: Over knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2020 04:48 PM
Tony Jefferson: Cut by Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens are releasing Jefferson,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

The writing was on the wall Monday when fellow Ravens safety Chuck Clark signed a three-year extension. It was Clark who joined the starting lineup after Jefferson suffered a torn ACL in October, stepping in alongside Earl Thomas at safety. The 28-year-old Jefferson is free to sign with a new team immediately, but he may have trouble generating interest this early in the ACL rehab process. He had five consecutive seasons with 74 or more tackles prior to 2019, earning a reputation as one of the better run-stopping safeties in the NFL. Jefferson also does a nice job defending passes to the flat, while he struggles with deep coverage and one-on-one situations.

February 10, 2020 05:00 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Unlikely to stay in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2019 09:12 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens placed Jefferson (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

Jefferson suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Steelers. It's also possible the 27-year-old sustained additional knee damage beyond the ACL. Going forward, Anthony Levine and Chuck Clark both stand to play larger roles in Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens are also a candidate to add depth at the safety position in the near future.

October 6, 2019 05:04 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Season-ending injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Steelers and is out for the season, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

This is a major loss for the Ravens' secondary, as Jefferson played nearly every defensive snap this season before his injury. Coach John Harbaugh expressed concern that there may be additional damage beyond the ACL, so the team will run additional tests to confirm the extent of the injury. Both Anthony Levine and Chuck Clark figure to see increases in workload if the Ravens don't sign a replacement.

October 6, 2019 04:12 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Exits with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2019 12:08 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Leads Ravens in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson notched a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Chiefs.

As a safety, Jefferson's value in IDP formats is limited when you factor in the lack of interceptions. In 96 games, the 27-year-old safety has only four picked passes. More is needed in that department if Jefferson is to reach his full potential as an IDP option.

August 16, 2019 07:40 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Notches tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 12, 2019 12:08 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Spotted at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson (ankle) was a limited participant for Tuesday's practice during minicamp, Jamison Hensley of 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.

May 23, 2019 03:12 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Opens OTAs on sidelines
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach John Harbaugh said Jefferson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of 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.

April 17, 2019 05:28 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Building rapport with Earl Thomas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 25, 2019 11:48 AM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Gets surgery on ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson recently had ankle surgery and is expected to require 4-to-6 weeks for recovery, Jamison Hensley of 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.

January 18, 2019 03:04 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Cornerstone of secondary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson recorded 74 tackles (53 solo), six passes defensed, one interception, one sack and a forced fumble across 14 games in the 2018 season.

Jefferson put together another solid campaign in 2018, anchoring one of the better secondaries in the league alongside Eric Weddle. However, Jefferson is slated to have the fourth-highest salary on the team next season, and with plenty of Ravens defensive starters entering the market this offseason, the safety could be the target of contract restructuring.

December 16, 2018 01:04 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Suiting up Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 14, 2018 04:16 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Questionable Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Jefferson was a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday as he appears on track to return Sunday against Tampa Bay. The 26-year-old has 61 total tackles, a sack, forced fumble and an interception this season but has been held out the last two games.

December 12, 2018 08:56 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Absent from Wednesday practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2018 01:48 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 14 contest against the Chiefs, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Jefferson was held out of practice all week and is considered doubtful entering Sunday. Chuck Clark will likely draw the start with Jefferson sidelined.

December 9, 2018 12:20 AM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: Doubtful for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 5, 2018 06:36 PM
Ravens' Tony Jefferson: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jefferson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Jefferson sat out last week's win over the Falcons, and continues to manage his recovery from an ankle injury sustained Nov. 25. As long as Jefferson remains sidelined, Chuck Clark will draw the start at strong safety.

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