Ravens Releasing S Tony Jefferson


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Ravens are releasing veteran S Tony Jefferson on Friday.

Here are statements from the Ravens regarding the move:

All indications have been that Jefferson was likely to be released this offseason, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Baltimore locked up S Chuck Clark to a new extension earlier in the week, which means the Ravens will move forward with him and Earl Thomas manning their safety positions in 2020.

Jefferson is working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last year.

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. 

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Jefferson will free up $7 million of available cap space while creating $4,657,479 in dead money. 

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


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