The New York Jets announced Wednesday that TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended without pay for first two games of the 2017 season for violating the ‘s substance-abuse policy.
It’s worth mentioning that this suspension stems from Seferian-Jenkins’ 2016 DUI arrest while he was still playing for the Buccaneers.
Seferian-Jenkins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2014. The Buccaneers elected to move on from Seferian-Jenkins last year after he was arrested for driving under the influence. However, the Jets wound up claiming him off of waivers.
Seferian-Jenkins is in the final year of his four-year, $5.254 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $1,061,582 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Seferian-Jenkins appeared in nine games and caught 13 passes for 154 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Buccaneers and Jets.