Jefferson started every game he played in for the Ravens over the past three years. However, he missed the majority of the 2019 season after tearing his ACL in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After his injury, the Ravens gave Jefferson's starting job to Chuck Clark, who took advantage of the opportunity. Clark signed a three-year contract extension with the Ravens on Monday.
By releasing Jefferson, Baltimore will save $7.5 million in salary-cap space in 2020. He was signed for a salary of $7 million with a cap hit of over $11.6 million. The Ravens signed him to a four-year deal in 2017.
Jefferson tallied 174 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles during his three years with Baltimore.
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