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Quinton Jefferson suffers broken foot in loss to Packers

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Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the only Seahawks defensive lineman headed toward free agency at less than 100 percent health. Quinton Jefferson, one of the unsung heroes on Seattle’s defense in 2019, suffered a broken foot in the divisional round loss to the Packers.

Jefferson exited the game after having played 29 snaps, first heading into the blue medical tent and then into the Seahawks’ locker room. After some time, Jefferson emerged, on crutches. It was reported after the game it was a broken foot.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson had further details on the nature of the injury:

It’s a disappointing end to Jefferson’s contract year, one which had a number of positives. The fourth-year player saw the second most snaps among Seattle defensive linemen, and started 12 games for a second consecutive season after previously having been waived by the Seahawks.

Though Jefferson was unable to build upon a hot start, he did reach a career high with 3.5 sacks in what was a strong season.

Capable of playing across the defensive line, Jefferson will surely have interest from a variety of teams looking for depth. Whether that will include the Seahawks or not, we’ll have to wait and see.