On Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they’ve declined TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins‘ option for the 2019 season, making him a free agent this March.
Seferian-Jenkins claimed last month that the Jaguars had informed him of their plans to decline his option. However, the team later said no decision had been made.
The Jaguars had a $500,000 team option for the 2019 season to pick up on Seferian-Jenkins. However, given their cap situation and the fact that they only got five games out of Seferian-Jenkins last year, it’s not all that surprising that they are moving on from him.
Seferian-Jenkins, 26, 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 before agreeing to a two-year, $10 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed with the Jaguars last year.
In 2018, Seferian-Jenkins appeared in five games for the Jaguars and caught 11 passes for 90 yards receiving and one touchdown.