The Jaguars have placed Austin Seferian-Jenkins on injured reserve, coach Doug Marrone announced. Marrone added that the tight end could return later this season, however.
The Jaguars inked Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year, $10MM deal in the offseason. The former Bucs second-round pick had a bounce-back season with the Jets last year, hauling in 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns (he easily could have had two more TDs, if not for a pair of controversial reversals).
Through five games this year, ASJ has been fairly quiet with just 11 catches for 90 yards and one score. Before the ill-fated game against the Chiefs, he was targeted just 19 times through four contests.
Niles Paul did an excellent job of picking up the slack after ASJ’s exit and finished the game with seven passes on nine targets for 65 yards. Paul figures to be a key part of the offense for at least the next two months, and you can expect to see an uptick in usage for James O’Shaughnessy as well. The Jaguars will have to add a third tight end this week, and that could prompt them to promote 6’5″ North Carolina State product David Grinnage from the practice squad.
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