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Tony Jefferson

24-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals

2015 Defensive Stats

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78

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2

Int

2

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3

TD

1

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Johnson headed to Tennessee and Tyrann Mathieu recovering from a torn ACL, Jefferson should have a chance to earn a career high in defensive snaps this year. Splitting his time between defense an...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 212   DOB: 1/27/1992  College: Oklahoma  Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Jefferson Contract Information:

Signed with the Cardinals in April of 2016.

April 18, 2016  –  Tony Jefferson News

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Jefferson signed his restricted free-agent tender from the Cardinals on Monday, the team's official site reports.

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Tony Jefferson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 21 Ari 16 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 22 Ari 16 79 70 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 Ari 16 78 58 20 2 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tony Jefferson – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Free Safety

Snap Count Stats

756

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Tony Jefferson was on the field for 756 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

148

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Tony Jefferson was on the field for 148 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 198 193
2014 680 240
2015 756 148
Tony Jefferson 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NO 58 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Chi 54 1 9 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SF 18 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 StL 28 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 72 11 12 8 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Pit 32 10 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 43 10 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cle 34 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 50 19 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cin 49 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @SF 32 12 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @StL 36 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Min 42 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 64 10 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 72 13 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sea 72 14 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 0 0 9 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Car 0 0 11 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tony Jefferson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 11"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   212 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.68 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   16 reps
WEAK

Tony Jefferson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cardinals extended a contract to Jefferson on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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Jefferson enters the offseason as a restricted free agent.

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Jefferson totaled eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's defeat to the Seahawks.

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Jefferson accrued six tackles (three solo) during Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

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Jefferson posted six tackles (four solo), including one sack and one tackle for loss, and a forced fumble during Sunday's win in San Francisco.

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Jefferson posted 12 tackles (eight solo), two forced fumbles, and one pass defended in Sunday's domination of the Lions.

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Jefferson (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Jefferson logged 54 of the Cardinals' 72 defensive snaps Sunday at Chicago, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Jefferson's role for the upcoming season is uncertain, ESPN.com reports.

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Jefferson accrued 78 tackles (70 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble during the 2014 season.

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Jefferson recorded five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's win versus the Chiefs.

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2015

The selection of Deone Bucannon in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft should have kept Jefferson in the periphery, but the latter responded by landing the starting strong safety spot out of training camp and further solidified his status as a starter with 50 tackles in the first seven games. His season turned in the last contest of that run, though, when he suffered a concussion. In the subsequent four games, he played a combined 65 snaps, which contributed to a diminished role as the weeks wound on. With Bucannon poised to handle the bulk of the work at SS this season, Jefferson's IDP relevance could again be linked to a deficiency in the linebacker corps, as it was a season ago.

2014

Despite his status as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Jefferson was active for all 16 games and racked up 24 tackles (19 solo). Nevertheless, the organization selected Deone Bucannon in the first round of this year's draft, placing a shadow over Jefferson's status in the defensive backfield. Jefferson has responded by taking all the first-team reps during OTAs and minicamp, which has extended into training camp with his listing as the Cardinals' starting strong safety.