Another Ex-Raven Now Available for Chargers to Sign

The Los Angeles Chargers can now sign a former Raven coming out of retirement.
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The Los Angeles Chargers are in the midst of transforming their roster. The changes in the organization started at the top in the winter when they hired Joe Hortiz as the general manager and Jim Harbaugh as the new head coach. Harbaugh built his coaching staff, including bringing offensive coordinator Greg Roman from the Baltimore Ravens.

With Roman and Hortiz coming from Baltimore, there was an influx of former Ravens players arriving in Los Angeles. Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins, Hayden Hurst, and center Bradley Bozeman signed with the Bolts this offseason and they still may not be done.

In fact, they now have an excellent opportunity to bolster their roster in a position of need with another ex-Raven. According to Jordan Schultz, former Ravens star safety Tony Jefferson is coming out of retirement and he is ready to play. He would certainly be an excellent addition in Los Angeles.

Former Ravens Safety Tony Jefferson Now Available for Chargers to Sign

Jefferson last played in the NFL in the 2022 season when he appeared in nine games for the New York Giants. He announced his retirement from professional football in May 2023 and joined the Ravens in a scouting capacity.

Only a year later, Jefferson just announced his return from retirement. In his earlier years with the Cardinals and the Ravens, the undrafted free agent was one of the better safeties in the league.

The Chargers have Alohi Gilman and Derwin James Jr. starting at safety. James showed signs of decline last season, and the depth behind those two is questionable. If Jefferson is indeed fit and healthy, he would be a worthy depth piece that could provide veteran leadership and competence.

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