Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
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Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It almost feels like ASJ should be approaching retirement age, given his extensive travels, but he's merely entering his age-27 season. The Patriots were set mark his fourth franchise in seven years, but in June he was released by the team, so he could take some time to tend to personal matters. Prior to that, Seferian-Jenkins has only made it through 43 of a possible 80 games. We're willing to give ASJ a pass for the Jacksonville washout, given that he reportedly suffered two hernia tears in the summer. No one is going to produce through that type of injury. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Patriots in June of 2019.
Will be released by Pats
TEFree Agent
June 4, 2019
The Patriots will release Seferian-Jenkins, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the tight end plans to step away from football for a month to tend to personal matters. It remains to be seen if Seferian-Jenkins will catch on elsewhere after that time, or perhaps even re-join the Patriots. In any case, now that he is no longer in the mix, Ben Watson (suspension), Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo, Stephen Anderson and Andrew Beck remain on New England's tight end depth chart.
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How do Austin Seferian-Jenkins' measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2019 New England Patriots
92 days ago
Mike Doria discusses how the Patriots just keep on ticking with Tom Brady leading the way.
2019 Jacksonville Jaguars
92 days ago
Evan Hauge wonders whether the upgrade from Blake Bortles to Nick Foles under center can revitalize the Jaguars offense.
Job Battles: Wideouts and Tight Ends
110 days ago
D.J. Moore is one of the most hyped wide receivers heading into 2019, but there's a good chance that Curtis Samuel posts the bigger numbers this year.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups
358 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the top waiver-wire picks for Week 9, including Ryan Fitzpatrick, who could take over for Jameis Winston.
NFL Game Previews: 49ers-Packers Matchup
October 11, 2018
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers against the 49ers in a Battle of the Bays.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Seferian-Jenkins entered the league at a young age, and although he turns 26 in September, he's already on his third team after signing with the Jaguars this offseason. His time with the Jets was notable for a couple questionable replay overturns - he easily could've had five touchdown catches instead of three. But the Jets didn't take advantage of ASJ's athleticism much - his YPC fell three yards below his career rate. Now Seferian-Jenkins is the projected starting tight end in Jacksonville, with coffee cake on his helmet and blocking on his plate. The Jags obviously want to win games with killer defense and a declawed quarterback, and while the team doesn't have much in TE depth, they have receivers coming out of their ears. There's a pro case to be made for ASJ, but we'll look to make it in September after we've seen a game or two. He's probably not worth a proactive draft pick in the summer.
Suspended for the first two games of the regular season, Seferian-Jenkins may find regular playing time hard to come by if rookie Jordan Leggett can succeed in the preseason and filling in when the games count. The former Buccaneer flashed some glimpses of being a decent fantasy option when he was in Tampa Bay, but none of that carried over to New York, as he never had more than five targets or three catches in a game. With how little the Jets use their tight ends, and the fact that he now has legitimate competition for snaps, Seferian-Jenkins' fantasy upside is fairly limited.
Seferian-Jenkins teased his potential with a 110-yard, two-TD Week 1 performance last season. And by Week 3 was on the shelf again, this time with a shoulder injury that kept him out the next 10 weeks. He returned for the final five games but played limited snaps, never catching more than three passes, though he scored twice. In two seasons, the 2014 second-round pick has played 16 games thanks to injuries. Seferian-Jenkins is among the league's most physically gifted tight ends with a size (6-5, 260) and speed (4.56 40) combination that, maybe, three or four others can match. And he's in a potentially explosive offense with a coordinator, Dirk Koetter, who has a history of featuring the position and a trio of young playmakers in quarterback Jameis Winston, running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Mike Evans. To make that a quartet, though, Seferian-Jenkins must stay healthy for once. Former practice squad player Cameron Brate impressed last season in a limited capacity in Seferian-Jenkins' absence, climbing the depth chart to be this year's backup as he developed a good rapport with Winston. He could potentially steal some targets, but the job is Seferian-Jenkins' to thrive in, if he can just stay on the field.
Seferian-Jenkins' rookie season started slowly with an ankle injury Week 1 that cost him the next two games. Then his season ended early with a back injury Week 12. Weeks 4-11, though, he showed potential with 4.5 targets a game and two touchdowns, both in the red zone. Seferian-Jenkins has soft hands, an 80-inch wingspan and great athleticism (he played D1 college basketball). Alongside Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, he gives the Bucs a trio of 6-5 receivers who should create mismatches every week. Seferian-Jenkins may be poised for a Year 2 breakout as the third option in a passing game that should be much more aggressive this season under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter's use of the tight end, though, has been mixed. All-time great Tony Gonzalez was heavily involved in Atlanta, but Marcedes Lewis was only moderately involved while Koetter was in Jacksonville. The quarterbacks in those two stops made a huge difference, of course. And that likely will be the key this year, too. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston's development might determine just how far Seferian-Jenkins goes in 2015.
A second-round pick in the May draft, Seferian-Jenkins won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top collegiate tight end in 2013. He is Washington's all-time leading receiver at the position and also played basketball for the Huskies. An athletic receiver with soft hands, Seferian-Jenkins is a big target at 6-5, 260, and could be a weapon in the red zone, though he might not have enough straight-ahead speed to take advantage of seam routes. He will have competition for targets in Tampa Bay from Brandon Myers, who had 79 receptions in 2012 with the Raiders, and signed with the Bucs in March along with Luke Stocker, to a lesser degree. Seferian-Jenkins' blocking skills, though, make him the most complete tight end of the group and give him a clear advantage for playing time, as coach Lovie Smith said this offseason that blocking is a priority at the position this year.
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Sits out OTA session
TENew England Patriots
May 23, 2019
Seferian-Jenkins didn't participate in Thursday's voluntary OTAs, the Boston Herald reports.
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Joining New England post-Gronk
TENew England Patriots
April 10, 2019
Seferian-Jenkins agreed Wednesday with the Patriots on a one-year contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Played through hernia tears
TEJacksonville Jaguars
February 22, 2019
Seferian-Jenkins suffered two hernia tears during the first week of training camp in 2018, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Headed for free agency
TEJacksonville Jaguars
February 18, 2019
The Jaguars announced Monday that they won't exercise Seferian-Jenkins' contract option for 2019, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Future with team not decided
TEJacksonville Jaguars
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January 24, 2019
Though Seferian-Jenkins, whose 2018 season was cut short due to a core-muscle injury, tweeted a message that suggested his time with the Jaguars was over, Tad Dickman, the team's director of public relations, said a decision on that front has not yet been made, NFL.com's Nick Shook reports.
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