On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that the team placed safety, Tony Jefferson, on the injured reserve. Tony Jefferson, Baltimore’s starting strong safety, suffered a massive knee injury in the Ravens’ win against the Steelers on Sunday. In his post-game press conference, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Jefferson would miss the remainder of the 2019 season. He tore his ACL, and today, Harbaugh confirmed there is additional damage to Jefferson’s knee. Jefferson was replaced by Chuck Clark for the rest of the game.
The Baltimore Ravens also signed wide receiver Sean Modster to the practice squad, the team announced. Modster impressed the Ravens as a slot receiver and special teams player throughout the preseason but failed to make the initial 53-man roster. Modster was instead signed to Baltimore’s initial practice squad but was released from the group after a week. This was disappointing to many Ravens fans, as a great number believed that Modster would develop into a solid receiver for the Ravens. According to multiple reports, Modster worked out for the New England Patriots after his release from the Ravens’ practice squad. Modster remained a free agent after the workouts.
Many Ravens fans were frustrated with Tony Jefferson’s level of play in recent weeks. The strong safety struggled at points this season, and his worst performance took place during Cleveland’s route of Baltimore in week four. Safeties Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliot will battle to take over Jefferson’s strong safety position. Clark is a third-year player out Virginia Tech, drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 draft. Elliot is a second-year player out of Texas. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. It will be difficult to replace the leader on the field that Jefferson was, but the Ravens believe that Clark and Elliot are capable of doing the job.