Jefferson received a tender earlier this offseason and is now set to spend the 2018 season with Seattle. The 2016 fifth-rounder notched seven tackles and one sack in six games for the Seahawks last year.
Jefferson was diagnosed with a broken hand less than two weeks ago and was originally expected to miss a month. The 24-year-old apparently felt as though he would be fine once the swelling went down, and given Thursday's development, he looks to have been right. It remains to be seen if Jefferson will be active against the Giants on Sunday, but it appears he'll beat the original recovery timetable.
Jefferson sustained a broken hand Wednesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Jefferson suffered the injury early into his first practice since being re-signed from the Rams practice squad Monday, and he's likely to miss at least a month. As a result, the team could be forced to make another move for defensive line depth, with starter Cliff Avril (neck) looking at a prolonged absence as well.
Jefferson has been on the Rams' practice squad since he was waived by the team a few weeks ago. With the status of defensive end Cliff Avril (neck) uncertain after he was forced out of Sunday night's game, Jefferson will give the Seahawks some insurance at the position.
Jefferson didn't see the field in the Rams' 46-9 win over the Colts in Week 1, and was unlikely to be a part of the defensive line rotation anytime soon with Aaron Donald ending his contract holdout and expected to play beginning in Week 2 against the Redskins. As such, the Rams elected to part ways with Jefferson in order to create more roster flexibility.
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