Ottawa has cut defensive back A.J. Jefferson, according to the man himself.
The Redblacks have released me. #RNation is was fun while it lasted. Word from the GM is he wants younger guys. I'm 29.
— Anthony Orange (@AJJefferson) July 10, 2017
Jefferson was victimized by S.J. Green in Ottawa’s Week 3 loss to Toronto.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 9, 2017
— CFL on TSN (@CFLonTSN) July 9, 2017
The Redblacks originally signed Jefferson to a one-year deal during free agency in February. He played two games for Ottawa this season.
The Fresno State product began his CFL career with Toronto and played two years with the Argos in 2015 and 2016. In 30 games he made 91 tackles and six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.
Before coming to the CFL, Jefferson played four seasons in the NFL, split between the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. He made 109 tackles, knocked down 19 passes and intercepted two passes in 43 games.