Chargers Working Out Veteran Defender Attempting NFL Comeback

Former Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson will be reportedly working out for the Los Angeles Chargers.
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The Los Angeles Chargers have been busy this offseason as they’ve reorganized their front office, coaching staff, and roster ahead of the 2024 season.

The Chargers have made multiple changes to their roster this offseason on both sides of the ball, which they hope can elevate them to the playoffs in Jim Harbaugh’s first year. However, Los Angeles isn’t done making moves and could be looking to make a solid addition to the secondary.

Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz reported Monday that former Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson will try out for the Chargers’ upcoming minicamp. Chargers’ mandatory minicamp will take place between Jun. 11-13. 

Schultz adds that the veteran defensive back is coming out of retirement and has a few teams interested. Jefferson has ties within the Chargers’ organization as Los Angeles GM Joe Hortiz was in Baltimore with him.

The 32-year-old Jefferson worked as a scout last season with the Ravens after playing with the New York Giants in 2022. During that year, the veteran defensive back has 23 combined tackles and a pass deflection in nine games.

LA hasn’t been shy about adding former Baltimore players to its roster offseason, signing RBs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins. Jefferson could be a great addition to the Chargers’ secondary as they are young at the free safety spot with Alohi Gilman, JT Woods, and Akeem Dent.

Last season, the Chargers' defense struggled against the pass as they allowed 249.8 yards per game (third-worst in the NFL). Jefferson won't be able to completely change LA's pass defense woes, but he could give them a veteran presence.

Nonetheless, Jefferson still needs to show he has something left in the tank and will get that chance at minicamp next week.

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