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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | Tight End | #88

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Washington
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (38) / TB
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Jaguars signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year contract.
In his first full year of sobriety, Seferian-Jenkins overcame alcohol problems to emerge as the Jets' starting tight end last season, providing a safety valve for Josh McCown over the middle and in the red zone. ASJ did not quite show his old explosiveness from college, however, averaging fewer than eight yards per catch. He also had multiple touchdowns negated due to penalties and replay overturns. Only 25 years old, Seferian-Jenkins has upside for significantly more in a suddenly loaded Jaguars pass-catcher corps. Mar 15 - 4:54 PM

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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins is visiting the Jaguars on Thursday.

ASJ visited the Seahawks on Wednesday, but he left without a deal. Eric Ebron's somewhat surprising entrance into the tight end market hurts Seferian-Jenkins' stock somewhat, but he is still one of the best options available. Jacksonville did already add Niles Paul, but they could use more help at the position.
Mar 15 - 10:28 AM

Free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins is visiting the Seahawks.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Jaguars will also host ASJ on a visit. Seferian-Jenkins was born and raised in Washington and played his college ball for the Huskies. After losing Jimmy Graham to the Packers and Luke Willson also a free agent, tight end is a huge need for the Seahawks. The Falcons and Saints have also been linked to Seferian-Jenkins this week.
Mar 14 - 1:02 PM

NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports the Saints are interested in free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins after missing out on Jimmy Graham.

The Saints have a huge hole at tight end, and ASJ is arguably the best one remaining. Perhaps they will also put in a call to Tyler Eifert. ASJ is a strange case, as he displayed sure hands in his comeback 2017 but offered nothing after the catch.
Mar 13 - 4:35 PM

Greg Bell of The News Tribune reports there is mutual interest between the Seahawks and free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Bell reports Seferian-Jenkins is "extremely interested" in returning to where he played his high school and college ball, and the Seahawks are "very interested" right back. Seattle certainly needs a tight end with Jimmy Graham expected to leave in free agency, and ASJ could be a more affordable option. Seferian-Jenkins reportedly turned down a two-year, $8 million deal from the Jets.
Mar 13 - 10:32 AM

The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports the Jets "haven't budged" from their initial two-year, $8 million offer to free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins has already turned down the offer, meaning he is certain to hit the market later today. The tight end averaged an inefficient 7.1 yards per catch in 2017, but he is still just 25, has his life off the field in order, and has the talent to take a big step forward. It would not be surprising if he does better than the Jets' offer on the open market. The Falcons are reportedly "very interested."
Mar 12 - 11:14 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks and Falcons are "very interested" in free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

This is in addition to the Jets "very much wanting" to keep him. ASJ reportedly turned down a two-year, $8 million deal from the Jets earlier this offseason. Evidently he wants to test the market. ASJ is only 25 and has cleaned up his life off the field. He had a career year last season for the Jets, even though he averaged a pitiful 7.1 yards per catch. There's plenty of untapped upside in his 6-foot-5, 260-pound frame. Seattle is likely moving on from Jimmy Graham.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 11 - 5:18 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins could re-sign with the Jets for two years and $12 million.

SNY reported last month that ASJ turned down a two-year, $8 million offer that was "short on guarantees." Two years, $12 million could be a stretch for a player who averaged a stunningly-low 7.1 yards per catch in 2017.
Mar 1 - 8:28 PM

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins recently turned down a two-year, $8 million offer from the Jets.

Per Vacchiano, the offer was "short on guarantees." Despite this, Vacchiano expects the two sides to eventually "talk again and work something out." Seferian-Jenkins set career-highs in catches (50) and receiving yards (357) this past season and is still just 25. A reunion makes sense for both sides.
Source: SNY
Feb 18 - 12:43 PM

ESPN New York confirms the Jets are working to re-sign free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins recently changed agents, so there hasn't been much progress in contract talks. After a strong start, ASJ faded down the stretch last year but 2017 was still a step forward for him. The Jets should try to keep Seferian-Jenkins on a short-term deal.
Feb 6 - 10:11 AM

Impending free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he has had "some contract talks" with the Jets.

Those talks are on hold right now, however, as Seferian-Jenkins changes agents. ASJ was on the wrong end of several controversial touchdown calls, and he averaged a pedestrian 7.1 yards on 50 catches across 13 games. Still, 2017 represented a step in the right direction for a player who has struggled with off-field issues. Only 25, he should get some interest on the open market as an upside signing.
Source: ESPN
Jan 1 - 12:12 PM

Jets declared TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot), DL Muhammad Wilkerson, CB Rashard Robinson, LB Freddie Bishop, OL Brandon Shell, WR Lucky Whitehead and DL Deon Simon inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game versus the Patriots.

The biggest story surrounding Seferian-Jenkins this season was that he was able to overcome his off-field transgressions. On the field, Seferian-Jenkins turned 74 targets into 50 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns. ASJ specifically had a hard time finding a place in the offensive system designed by offensive coordinator John Morton to put him in favorable situations for production. ASJ managed to hit 50-yards receiving in just one of 14 games played while averaging a pedestrian 7.1 yards per reception, which ranked 66th out of 68 tight ends with double-digit receptions on the season. The 25-year old tight end will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and look to use his 2017 season as a stepping stone as getting his career back on track.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:43:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs, foot) is doubtful for Week 17 against the Patriots.

ASJ's season will likely end with 50 catches for 357 yards and three scores. He also had multiple touchdowns taken off the board due to unusual circumstances. ASJ is scheduled to be a free agent.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:51:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs) did not practice Thursday.

He has now missed the first two practices of the week, making it unlikely he suits up for the season finale. He will not be a fantasy option even if he plays.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs. foot) did not practice Wednesday.

They're new issues for ASJ, which obviously could end his season one week early. He's had a career year, seeing 71 targets, turning them into 50 catches for 357 yards and three scores, but is averaging a fullback-esque 7.1 yards per catch. He has one game of 28-plus yards since Week 6.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 03:34:00 PM

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