Veteran Safety Announces Retirement From The NFL


The NFL is a tough, physical business, and while we often remember some of the biggest and most successful names in league history, there are plenty more players who have solid careers that may never be remembered in that way.

That could be a way to describe safety Tony Jefferson, who played for Baltimore, New York, Arizona and San Francisco over a solid eight year career, and now, he has officially announced his retirement from the NFL, and will head into a scouting career with the Baltimore Ravens.

Over his career, Jefferson racked up 113 games, with 67 coming as a starter, as well as having 4 Interceptions, 24 passes defended, 8 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and 492 tackles, and will be remembered as a very solid player that always played his role to the best of his ability. 

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