ESPN’s Adam Caplan is reporting that cornerback A.J. Jefferson, a veteran of four seasons with the Cardinals and Vikings, worked out today for the Seahawks.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 24, 2014
He was a reserve last season, playing in 10 games for the Vikings, including in Minnesota’s 41-20 loss to Seattle on Nov. 17 at CenturyLink Field, his second-to-last game before being cut. It’s unclear if that case has been resolved.
Seattle’s interest in Jefferson surely stems from a desire to add depth to a cornerback spot that took a hit in free agency with the loss of Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond.
Jefferson also has a little of a kick return history in the NFL, though nothing with punts, which seems the more pressing need for Seattle right now. But that return ability — he led the nation in kickoff returns as a sophomore at Fresno State in 2008 — could be what Seattle is looking for here.