At Least Five Teams Have Inquired About Signing S Tony Jefferson Once Healthy

     

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, at least five NFL teams have inquired about potentially signing free agent S Tony Jefferson once he’s healthy.

 

Jefferson is working his way back from a season-ending knee injury that he suffered in October of last year.

A few weeks ago, Jefferson said he expects to be ready to return at some point in July. 

The draft is going to happen and I’m not sure what will transpire between teams and who they’ll pick and whether they’re waiting on me. But I would still feel comfortable,” Jefferson said, via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. “At that point, I’d probably just be close to getting cleared anyways. They would know that they’re getting a healthy me and we’ll just roll with it that way. I’m not really worried about it. I know my play, and I know what I can do.

“I know that my knee is feeling fine, and I know that I have teams that are ready. I’ve just kind of let my agent do his thing. We’re just waiting for this virus to settle down, and I think something will happen quickly.

Jefferson, 28, originally signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract in Arizona before signing a four-year, $34 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed with the Ravens in 2017.

Jefferson was set to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2020 season when the Ravens released him a few months ago.

In 2019, Jefferson appeared in five games for the Ravens and recorded 21 tackles, no interceptions and three pass defenses.

We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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