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Saints Expected To Make Play For TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Mike Garafolo said Tuesday on NFL Network (per Bob Condotta) that the Saints are expected to make a big play for Jets free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins now that they’ve lost out on Jimmy Graham.

  • A source told Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune that Seferian-Jenkins is “extremely interested” in playing for the Seahawks and he would like to “win big and win big at home.
  • Rich Cimini reported that it’s “highly unlikely” Seferian-Jenkins will be back with the Jets for the 2018 season, as the two parties aren’t close to an agreement. The Jets have offered him just a two-year, $8 million contract and Cimini explains that this could be due to the fact that he was a non-factor for them in the second half of the season.

Seferian-Jenkins is reportedly drawing interest from the Falcons and Seahawks.

Seferian-Jenkins, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2014. The Buccaneers elected to move on from Seferian-Jenkins a few years ago after he was arrested for driving under the influence and he was later claimed off of waivers from the Jets.

Seferian-Jenkins played out the final year of his four-year, $5.254 million contract and is set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time this offseason.

In 2017, Seferian-Jenkins appeared in 13 games for the Jets and caught 50 passes for 357 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 44 tight end out of 71 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.