Chargers continue collecting former Ravens, work out recently unretired safety

Los Angeles Chargers OTA Offseason Workout
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Under new general manager Joe Hortiz the LA Chargers have made a trend out of bringing in players who have past connections with the team. Whether it be drafting players from Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Wolverines or signing players who played under Hortiz in Baltimore, the Chargers have had a lot of reunions this offseason.

That trend appears like it might be continuing with a surprising twist. Just days after it was reported that he was coming out of retirement, former Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson will officially have a workout with the Chargers per NFL insider Jordan Schultz.

Jefferson did not play last season after playing just nine games in 2022 due to injury with the New York Giants. During the 2023 season, Jefferson took a job with the Ravens as part of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship. That allowed him to work closely with Hortiz, and now, he will work out for Hortiz's new team.

Writing is on the wall for the Chargers to sign Tony Jefferson

Jefferson doesn't just come out of retirement and schedule a workout with the Chargers out of the blue. Because of his relationship with Hortiz, it is safe to assume that this is pre-meditated and will likely lead to Jefferson joining the Chargers.

After all, the safety position is an area of need for the Bolts. The third-best safety on the roster is JT Woods and that is a dangerous spot to be in. Adding someone with veteran experience who is familiar with the style of defense that Jesse Minter will call can only benefit the Bolts.

That is not to say that Jefferson will come in and be some season-changing signing for the Chargers. Heck, there is a world in which he is a step slow and does not make it past training camp. But it at least gives the Chargers another depth option to explore and that is all you can really ask for at this point in the year.

It would be shocking if Jefferson and the Chargers did not come to some kind of agreement in the coming days. After coming out of retirement to workout for a very specific team, there is only one more move to make.