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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Cowboys & Jets


In regards to the Buccaneers decision to waive TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Friday following his DUI arrest, Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter said it was disappointing, considering their high hopes for him.

It is disappointing and Austin’s a guy that we had high hopes for,” Koetter told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “He was a second-round pick here a couple years back. He’s fought through some injury issues. He’s a very talented individual and it’s disappointing when guys make mistakes.

There’s more to every story than meets the eye and sometimes there’s more to it than things that I can say on the radio, but we wish Austin well,” Koetter said. “The number one thing, I’m glad that Austin is safe and healthy. And I hope that he can get himself healthy. In the meantime, though, it’s our job to put the best team on the field to give the Buccaneers a chance to beat the Rams on Sunday. So that’s the main reason behind the move. We’ve got to get 46 guys out there that can help us compete against the Rams.”

  • Koetter mentioned that while LB Lavonte David is listed as out on the injury report, he will play against the Rams. (Alex Marvez)


  • When talking to reporters on Friday, Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones gave reporters an update regarding Tony Romo. Jones said: “He’s throwing the ball around, so he’ll just keep doing more unless there is something that concerns us.” (Brandon George)
  • Jones continued on by saying: “Right now everything is looking great.  He’s feeling good and certainly feels good about the progress he’s making.” (Brandon George)


Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee) admitted that he’s “not where I want to be” in his recovery.

“I’m not where I want to be, but the good thing is there’s still time,” Marshall said after Friday’s practice. “…For me, you got to think about, this is Week 3. Although every game is important, and we approach them that way, you never want to hurt the team or hurt yourself worse. But obviously, I’ve always tried to fight back and done a great job of being on the field. I’ve always tried to get out there.”

Both Marshall and Jets HC Todd Bowles said they expect him to be a game-time decision on Sunday.

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