Ravens will release Tony Jefferson

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The Ravens are set to kick off their offseason moves by saying farewell to one of their veteran safeties.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is releasing Tony Jefferson. Jefferson was signed for a salary of $7 million with a cap hit of over $11.6 million and the move will clear $7 million of that cap space for 2020.

Jefferson went down for the season with a torn ACL in Week Five and missed the rest of the season. Chuck Clark took over as a starter and recently signed a three-year contract extension with the team that signaled Jefferson might be moving on this offseason.

Last season was Jefferson’s third with the Ravens. He started all 35 game he played in Baltimore, but may have to wait until he can show he’s healthy enough to get back on the field before finding another landing spot.

11 responses to “Ravens will release Tony Jefferson

  1. He’s been a bit injury prone as of late but he should provide a cheap but reliable option for a team needing a safety.

  2. Not surprised. Chuck Clark is a major upgrade over Jefferson. TJ still go but he’s more of a pure box saftey, he struggles in coverage. Clark is good at both.

  3. If only jefferson’s play matched his twitter game he’d ba all pro. Sad that an injury puts him on the street and the uncertainty of his comeback but VT Chuck stepped into the role and is now a better player at a REDUCED salary. Ravens front office just keep rolling right along where the Wizard left off. Great talent evaluators and now a little more analytic like with their contracts and push to re-sign young players at key spots. KINGS OF THE NORTH!!

  4. NFL… use them up and throw them to the curb if they are injured, break em’ off. Kirk Cousins is NFL Mensa… get you money GUARANTEED UPFRONT. This will be the new norm. If the NFLPA can’t get it done players will on their own in free agency. He proved it. Make them come to you.

  5. Swing and miss on that contract but what team hasn’t? It was clear Chuck Clark was already better than him back in 2018 in his 2nd year. When TJ’s injury occured I knew it was a blessing in disguise for the Ravens, Clark took over the mic’d helmet without skipping a beat in a season where the Ravens just lost Weddle and Mosley who always handled that. That said, best of luck to Jefferson. He didn’t make his presence truly known on the field the last few years but he is a consummate pro who will land somewhere in some role.

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