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Report: Veteran Free Agent Safety Tony Jefferson Visiting Colts

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According to NFL Insider Josina Anderson, veteran free agent safety Tony Jefferson is visiting the Indianapolis Colts:

The 28 year old safety suffered a season-ending torn ACL last season with the Baltimore Ravens during 2019.

However, being close to a full year removed from his significant knee injury, he should be at least close to fully recovered.

The former 2013 undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma, who has played for both the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens, has played 98 career games (66 starts), 451 tackles (345 solo tackles), 8.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 8 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.

Having lost starting safety Malik Hooker to a season-ending torn Achilles, the Colts have been heavily relying on rookie Julian Blackmon, who’s still on a ‘pitch count’ coming off of his own serious knee injury.

For the Colts, Jefferson would add a veteran safety with starting experience, who could add leadership, toughness, and play as a ‘downhill’ defensive back against the run.