Jaguars Sign Ex-Jets Tight End Seferian-Jenkins to 2-Year Deal

Seferian-Jenkins, right, catches pass for his former team against the Colts

The Jacksonville Jaguars add their second tight end of the day signing former Jets tight end Austin-Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year deal worth up to $11 million, according to ESPN. 

Seferian-Jenkins thanked his former team in a post on Instagram while adding his excitement to come to Jacksonville. Seferian-Jenkins, 25, spent his first four seasons with the Buccaneers and Jets coming off the best season of his career adding 50 catches for 357 yards. This came after the NFL suspending him for the first two games of the 2017 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. 

He resurrected his career with the Jets after being cut by the Buccaneers following a 2016 DUI arrest. Seferian-Jenkins ended up being one of the few bright spots for the Jets last season, the 6-foot-6 tight end ended the year third on the team in catchers, yards and touchdowns. 

Tight end was one of the weak spots for the Jaguars last season ranking last in the NFL with a combined 42 catches and ranked third lowest in the league with 79 targets. Seferian-Jenkins joins veteran Mercedes Lewis and fellow newcomer Niles Paul on the depth chart and immediately becomes the Jaguars top pass-catching option at the position. 


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