After locking up a piece of their 2013 defense earlier today by agreeing to terms with O’Brien Schofield, the Seahawks have added another defensive player in free agency. Agent Ken Sarnoff tweets that Seattle has signed free agent defensive back A.J. Jefferson, who spent the last two seasons with the Vikings.
Jefferson, 26, was a part-time starter in 2011 at cornerback for the Cardinals, and started a few more games in 2012 for the Vikings. However, he played a reduced role in Minnesota last season, appearing in just 51 defensive snaps before he was arrested on domestic assault charges in November and was subsequently cut by the club. For Seattle, Jefferson will attempt to earn a reserve role behind a ground of standout defensive backs that include Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it figures to be a minimum salary pact for Jefferson. Adam Caplan of ESPN.com first reported last week that the free agent DB was working out for Seattle.