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Reports: Tony Jefferson will sign with Ravens

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Free agent safety Tony Jefferson plans to sign with the Ravens, per multiple reports Wednesday night.

NFL Network reported that the Browns offered more money but said Jefferson will pick the Ravens, who had one of last year’s biggest free agency hits at the safety position with veteran Eric Weddle.

Free agency officially opens Thursday afternoon. Agents have been able to negotiate with teams since Tuesday, and an earlier NFL Network report said Jefferson had drawn interest from multiple teams, including the Ravens and Browns. ESPN’s report said Jefferson will sign with Baltimore “barring any last-minute negotiation snags.”

Jefferson is just 25 and was a full-time starter for the first time last season with the Cardinals. But the Cardinals have already committed significant money to cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Tyrann Mathieu, and they’re finalizing a long-term extension with pass-rusher Chandler Jones. So they probably came into the free agency period figuring they would lose Jefferson and veteran defensive end Calais Campbell.

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22 Responses to “Reports: Tony Jefferson will sign with Ravens”
  1. tunechi90 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:46 PM

    Jefferson & Weddle? Best safety combo in NFL.

  2. blah773 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:47 PM

    yet the browns offered more money. yikes. that’s a statement in itself.

  3. handsofsteelheartofstone says: Mar 8, 2017 9:49 PM

    he wont help the ratbirds contain a.b.84

  4. Big Ant TV says: Mar 8, 2017 9:50 PM

    when u choose the old browns over the New & bad browns lol

  5. ninetysixer says: Mar 8, 2017 9:51 PM

    In Ozzie we trust

  6. rexgrossmanisgoat says: Mar 8, 2017 9:55 PM

    Who else just read Tony and Ravens and nearly had a heart attack?

  7. mudachains says: Mar 8, 2017 10:08 PM

    Good character person, great sense of humor, good football player and a great success story as he was undrafted and will be signing a huuuuuge deal. He is not a great athlete though…….. I think it was the right move for the Cards to not match whatever deal he signs. Good luck Tony!

  8. bobsacamano2 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:21 PM

    And THAT is why you don’t gut an NFL roster like baseball or basketball. The stink of 1-15 is not easily overcome.

    I’m a Browns fan and am disgusted by this franchise.

  9. Ward Burns says: Mar 8, 2017 10:34 PM

    Damn, Browns not doing very well in FA. Not looking good. Might not be able to sign who is left going into next week.

  10. dawgturd says: Mar 8, 2017 10:42 PM

    Cant say the browns are being cheap, when players turn down more money to sign elsewhere.

    What sorry state this franchise is in. The only way we’re going to get people to play here is through the draft, so they better learn how to draft better then they have the last 18 years.

    Ugh

  11. thejesusofcool says: Mar 8, 2017 10:43 PM

    Birds of a feather will flock together.

  12. 52crabcakes says: Mar 8, 2017 10:50 PM

    Welcome to the Big Crabcake hon!

  13. ravenmadnky says: Mar 8, 2017 10:53 PM

    Happy days are here again. Welcome to the Ravens, Tony.

  14. officialgame says: Mar 8, 2017 10:55 PM

    Very smart signing.

  15. loudpackmatt says: Mar 9, 2017 2:57 AM

    I’m glad he didn’t go to my browns..we offered him more and he chose the ravens but he sucks in coverage so I’m glad we didn’t go after him..I’m ready to see corey coleman light him up twice a year

  16. loudpackmatt says: Mar 9, 2017 2:58 AM

    Wasn’t like jefferson was the backbone of that Arizona secondary

  17. jerrytown says: Mar 9, 2017 3:41 AM

    TJ is solid, the Ravens will be lucky to have him. He’ll be missed by the Cards for sure.

  18. sorosbolshevism says: Mar 9, 2017 5:51 AM

    Some guys want to win

  19. ravensfan56 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:40 AM

    Hell yea!

  20. spunjmunke says: Mar 9, 2017 7:53 AM

    I would pick the Ravens over the Browns too.

    Sincerely,
    A Life-Long Browns Fan

  21. inozwetrust says: Mar 9, 2017 4:03 PM

    Go Oz!!

  22. sbchampsagain says: Mar 10, 2017 4:45 PM

    Reports that TJ left 1.5M more per season on the table to go with the Ravens instead of the Browns.
    That’s gotta sting the Browns.

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