The San Francisco 49ers on Monday added safety Tony Jefferson to a one-year contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported his first signing Monday morning. In a consistent move, the 49ers released defender Briean Boddy-Calhoun. to maintain their roster at 91 players
The off-season roster is typically limited to 90 players. The 49ers have been awarded additional titles to support OL Alfredo Gutierrez through the NFL’s International Pathway Program.
Jefferson added veteran depth to the crowded Vault featuring a handful of young and inexperienced players. He played 98 games and started 66 games in seven NFL seasons after signing with the Cardinals in 2013 as a rookie who has not yet been drafted He spent the 2017-19 season with the Ravens, but his 2019 campaign was cut short at five games due to a torn ACL. Jefferson did not play last season.
To make room for Jefferson, the 49ers released BODY-CALHOON. He played in the same game as San Francisco’s special team last season. As they dealt with many injuries in the underdog team. They signed a contract with Body-Calhoun Again this season, the 28-year-old has made 47 appearances, including 22 in five NFL seasons.