Former Cardinals S Tony Jefferson retires, joins Ravens as scout

Ten years ago, the Arizona Cardinals signed safety Tony Jefferson as an undrafted rookie. He played four seasons for them, becoming a reliable starter, before leaving in free agency and playing another five seasons for the Ravens, 49ers and Giants.

He announced his retirement on Thursday and immediately moved into a scouting role.

The Ravens announced that Jefferson is back with the organization as a scout, earning the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship.

Per Adam Schefter, working as a scout and evaluating NFL talent is something Jefferson has always wanted to to.

In a way, even though they were never teammates, he is following the path former Cardinals safety and executive Adrian Wilson has followed.

Wilson was a scout after his playing career and is now an executive for the Carolina Panthers.

Jefferson had a solid career and now, hopefully, he can turn his second career into a good one.

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Story originally appeared on Cards Wire