Team Raven safely signed Tony Jefferson to their 53-man roster on Saturday, less than a month after he returned to Baltimore as a practice team member and just a day before the season finale. regular team tournament with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After missing all of 2020, Jefferson appeared in two games for the San Francisco 49ers this season before he was released in early December. The Ravens signed Jefferson, who started 35 games in Baltimore. from 2017 to 2019, on December 13. He played in three games as a team practice call, contributing as a rotational safety and on special teams.
The Raven also enabled strike tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith from the practice team as a replacement for tight-ended Nick Boyle, who put on reserve list / COVID-19 on Thursday. With defenders Ben Powers (leg) and Ben Cleveland (head) both problematic for Sunday’s game, Jones-Smith should give the offensive team depth. Isaiah Mack made a defensive save and a tight finish Tony Poljan was also in play on Saturday.
In Pittsburgh, the Steelers activated starting center Kendrick Green and full-back Joe Haden from the reserve/COVID-19 roster. Top scorer Diontae Johnson, who had 105 yards and two touchdowns in his Week 13 home win over the Ravens, was activated on Friday. Teammate James Washington, who was not caught in Week 13 and has 285 yards received this season, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 roster on Saturday and will miss Sunday’s game.
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/08/ravens-sign-s-tony-jefferson-to-53-man-roster-2-more-steelers-starters-set-to-return/ Ravens signed S Tony Jefferson with a roster of 53; 2 more Steelers startups set to return – Twin Cities