Data Scout Notes: 2012: 1stC/AP2nd/1stM...P1stM/PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik...2011: HMC/PThorpe/#1FS...2010: Co-DROY
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Draft Scout *Tony Jefferson News
01/04/17 - S Tony Jefferson was upset at the low tender offer the Cardinals gave him a year ago as a restricted free agent and he was even more disappointed when he couldn't get a better offer from another team. Not this time around.
"I'm not restricted, that's why," he said. "You never know what's going to happen (in free agency). It's always kind of a tricky thing. But I think this time around will be kind of fun."
12/27/16 - S Tony Jefferson was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Jefferson has a sprained knee. Jefferson played in 15 games this season, including 14 starts, and set career highs with 92 tackles and 13 tackles for loss to go along with two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
12/01/16 - S Tony Jefferson leads all NFL defensive backs with 11 tackles for loss. According to Stats, Inc., no other defensive back has more than six.
11/10/16 - S Tony Jefferson is having his best season as a pro and his improvement has been ten-fold, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "Just about in every phase," Arians said Wednesday. "Starting with his body chemistry. His body fat was down, his muscle was up. He's leaner, faster. Probably the best shape he's ever been in. He had to assume a leadership role that he didn't have to have before with Rashad (Johnson) and Jerraud (Powers). He's the guy that's the voice back there now, and D.J. (Swearinger), and they're both really coming on and doing a really good job of communicating and taking that leadership role and not being a follower."
09/19/16 - S Tony Jefferson tied his career high with 11 tackles against the Buccaneers after a 10-tackle performance in Week 1 against the Patriots. In addition to his 11 tackles against Tampa Bay, Jefferson had two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hit.