Patriots Releasing TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

According to Field Yates, the Patriots have told TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins they will be releasing him.

Seferian-Jenkins is reportedly taking a month away for personal reasons, per Ian Rapoport. The Patriots signed Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal earlier this offseason to bolster their tight end depth. 

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 by 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.

Jacksonville declined Seferian-Jenkins’ option for 2019, making him an unrestricted free agent. He later signed on with the Patriots this offseason. 

In 2018, Seferian-Jenkins appeared in five games for the Jaguars and caught 11 passes for 90 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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