- Mar 20, 2019
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday they have signed S Tony Jefferson to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team released CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun.
Jefferson (5-11, 211) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013. Throughout his seven-year career with the Cardinals (2013-16) and Baltimore Ravens (2017-19), he has appeared in 98 games (66 starts) and registered 434 tackles, 22 passes defensed, 8.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Jefferson has also started four postseason contests and added 34 tackles and two passes defensed. He was released by the Ravens on February 14, 2020.
A 29-year-old native of Chula Vista, CA, Jefferson attended the University of Oklahoma for three years (2010-12) where he appeared in 40 games (34 starts) and registered 258 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 13 passes defensed, eight interceptions and 7.0 sacks. As a junior in 2012, he earned Associated Press Second-Team All-America honors after finishing with a team-high 119 tackles.
Boddy-Calhoun (5-9, 193) appeared in one game with San Francisco in 2020 and spent time on the team's practice squad prior to being waived on December 14, 2020. He re-signed with the team on March 17, 2021.