Patriots, TE Austin Seferain-Jenkins agree to one-year contract


The New England Patriots didn't overwhelm Austin Seferian-Jenkins with dollar signs, but they still have a whole lot to offer to the veteran tight end. ESPN's Field Yates was the first to report the news. Perhaps if Seferian-Jenkins can get comfortable in the Patriots offense, he may finally realize his potential in the NFL.

Seferian-Jenkins joins a New England tight end corps that had been cleared out this offseason by Gronkowski's retirement as well as the departure of Dwayne Allen in free agency.

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A 2014 second-round pick by Tampa Bay, he is entering his sixth National Football League season and brings much-needed experience to New England's tight end corps, which also includes Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson, Jacob Hollister, and Ryan Izzo.

Seferian-Jenkins signed a two-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 but was available for just five games due to a core muscle injury, recording 11 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. Seferian-Jenkins had his best season a year prior, with the Jets, when he caught 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns.