Cooper could see more playing time for Cardinals
OCT 27, 4:49p ET | Craig Morgan
Rotowire: Jan 6 / 1:01p ET
News: Jefferson accrued 78 tackles (70 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble during the 2014 season.
Impact: Jefferson was among six Cardinals defensive backs to log at least 60 percent of the defensive snaps -- he logged 64.2 percent, to be exact -- according to Football Outsiders. Because defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was forced to rely upon his safeties and corners more than normal due to the precarious nature of the linebacking corps, Jefferson responded with the fourth-most tackles on the team. However, a few offseason developments, such as LB additions or Deone Bucannon taking the next stop, could keep Jefferson on the sidelines more often than not next fall.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 9:33a ET
News: Jefferson recorded five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's win versus the Chiefs.
Impact: As expected, Jefferson's workload increased with Tyrann Mathieu on the sideline tending to a broken left thumb, as the former took the field for all 65 of the Cardinals' defensive snaps, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. In two games with an expanded snap count, Jefferson hasn't quite achieved his early-season success -- 32 tackles and one sack in this season's first four contests -- during the final stages of Mathieu's recovery from ACL and LCL tears suffered last December. However, with 10 tackles (seven solo) added to his game log, he hasn't exactly failed IDP owners either.