Jets Claim Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The Jets have claimed Austin Seferian-Jenkins off waivers from the Bucs, according to Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). Seferian-Jenkins was waived by Tampa Bay late last week.

In the wake of his second DUI arrest since 2013, the Bucs cut bait with their talented tight end. Seferian-Jenkins, a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, has been looked at as a potential star in the making, though he has not been able to put it all together on the field. The Bucs decided that they had enough after ASJ’s latest off-the-field indiscretion and he certainly didn’t help his standing with the club this offseason when he got into it with coaches during practice.

It will be interesting to see where the Washington product fits in with the Jets. Currently, the tight end depth chart is headlined by Kellen Davis with Brandon Bostick and recent addition Braedon Bowman in support.

Jenkins, who turns 24 later this week, had 21 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. In 2015, he had a similar stat line across seven games as he caught 21 balls for 338 yards and four scores. This year, Seferian-Jenkins recorded three catches and one touchdown for the Buccaneers. He’ll now hope to boost those numbers with Gang Green.

The tight end probably won’t face any discipline for his most recent arrest until 2017, a source tells Tom Pelissero of USA Today (on Twitter).

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  1. Good signing it’s clear the Jets need to incorporate a tight end for a mismatch problem. they currently aren’t using the fullback or tight end in the passing game there definitely is a need good pick up

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