Roundup: Ex-Ravens safety Tony Jefferson signs with 49ers

Tony Jefferson is back.

The former Baltimore Ravens safety is signing a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the deal.

ESPN first reported the agreement. The team later announced the deal, adding that it released cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun in a corresponding move.

Jefferson hasn't played since tearing his ACL in Oct. 2019. The Ravens released the 29-year-old last February. He did not play in 2020.

After going undrafted in 2013, Jefferson spent four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before signing in Baltimore in 2017. In seven seasons, the strong safety has compiled 451 tackles, 8.5 sacks and four INTs.

Jefferson reportedly visited the 49ers in April. He'll now join San Francisco with a chance to add veteran depth if he makes the team after being out of football for more than a year.

Elsewhere around the NFL on Monday:

  • The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with running back Gus Edwards to a two-year, $10 million extension through 2023, Rapoport reported, via Edwards' agent. Baltimore is also signing former Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James to a two-year contract, per Rapoport.
  • Dre Kirkpatrick is visiting the New Orleans Saints, Rapoport reported. Kirkpatrick visited the Patriots in May. The former Bengals first-round pick spent the 2020 season in Arizona after nine years in Cincinnati, recording three picks in 14 games played for the Cardinals.
  • The Buffalo Bills will hold their training camp at the ADPRO Training Center in Orchard Park, New York, their regular training facility. Buffalo usually holds its training camp at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, but for the second straight summer will not do so due to COVID-related reasons. The team said in a release, "Due to the complexities of the NFL's current COVID-19 health protocols in place, the team decided to stay in Orchard Park for a second consecutive summer."
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed rookie linebacker JaCoby Stevens. Philly selected the LSU LB in the sixth round.
  • The Arizona Cardinals signed defensive lineman Xavier Williams to a one-year deal and released linebacker Shareef Miller.
  • The Detroit Lions signed linebacker Reggie Gilbert.
  • Washington signed defensive tackle Gabe Wright and offensive lineman Najee Toran.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders officially signed offensive tackle Sam Young and waived guard Marquel Harrell.
  • The Denver Broncos signed linebacker Peter Kalambayi and waived defensive back Chris Cooper.
  • The Seattle Seahawks waived tight end Nick Guggemos.

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