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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | Tight End | #87

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Washington
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (38) / TB
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins issued an apology for getting kicked out of practice last week, then arguing with Bucs fans on Twitter.
On the same day Dirk Koetter kicked him off the practice field, ASJ told one fan he'd "eat through a straw" if he showed up to One Buc Place. "It's a lapse of judgment," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I won't let it happen again." Seferian-Jenkins believes he and Koetter have "worked things out." The enigmatic underachiever will resume his position battle with third-year TE Cameron Brate. Jun 15 - 6:09 AM

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Pewter Report’s Mark Reynolds says the Bucs are "concerned" with Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

ASJ’s twitter rant made headlines, but his on-field struggles are the real development. There’s reports he’s not guaranteed to start after missing nine games last season. Based on talent, Seferian-Jenkins should hold off Cameron Brate, but he’s entering a make-or-break year.
Jun 11 - 3:15 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter removed Austin Seferian-Jenkins from practice on Thursday.

With practice still going on, Seferian-Jenkins posted a tweet which read, "MOVING ON!!!!" That tweet has since been deleted, but a post saying he cannot "let the negative stuff get to" him remains. Koetter said afterward he sent ASJ off for not "knowing what he was doing," but cautioned not to make too much of the situation. A second-round pick in 2014, Seferian-Jenkins has played in just 16 games in two seasons. It is not out of the question he loses his job to Cameron Brate.
Jun 9 - 12:53 PM

The shoulder injury that sidelined Austin Seferian-Jenkins for nine games last season was believed to have required surgery.

Neither the Bucs nor Seferian-Jenkins ever detailed the injury's extent, but beat writer Rick Stroud indicates it was severe and "would have put most players immediately on injured reserve." Critics labeled Seferian-Jenkins as soft at the time. He has certainly lacked durability, missing extensive time in college and appearing in just 16 of a possible 32 games through two NFL seasons. ASJ remains a high-upside but high-risk fantasy investment in 2016 drafts.
Jun 3 - 12:52 AM

Bucs OC Dirk Koetter suggested Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in a fight to win a starting job over Cameron Brate.

A former UDFA out of Harvard, Brate posted a 23-288-3 receiving line in 14 games last season. Seferian-Jenkins has struggled to stay healthy, missing seven games as a 2014 rookie and nine more last year. "Jameis (Winston) and Cam(eron Brate), they really connected last year," Koetter said. "They had a real good feel for each other in the red zone and on seam routes and just all over the field really. And Cam, well, he really made the most of his opportunities." The job will belong to Seferian-Jenkins if he stays healthy. The Bucs cut Brate four days after Week 1 last season, only to re-sign him after ASJ went down. Still, this could be a make-or-break year for Seferian-Jenkins in Tampa.
May 16 - 11:34 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught 3-of-7 targets for 48 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to Carolina.

Appearing in only seven games -- he missed nine with a mysterious shoulder injury -- ASJ finishes his rookie season with a receiving line of 21-338-4. Seferian-Jenkins is a truly Gronkian physical specimen, but he has been unable to stay off the shelf since college and is earning the reputation of a chronic underachiever. Fantasy owners willing to target Seferian-Jenkins in the middle and late rounds of 2016 drafts will have to hope he pulls a Jordan Reed-like turnaround, at least from a health standpoint. ASJ won't turn 24 until next September.
Jan 3 - 7:51 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins reeled in two of four targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' Week 16 loss to the Bears.

Garbage time was kind to ASJ. He reeled in a 43-yard touchdown on Tampa Bay’s final play from scrimmage. He was nonexistent before that and continues to be a relative disappointment for fantasy purposes. Seferian-Jenkins will get one more crack at it next week against the Panthers.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught three of six passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Rams.

It was an up-and-down night for Seferian-Jenkins. ASJ let a potential touchdown fall through his fingers in the third quarter and later committed a costly delay of game penalty when the Bucs were on the one-yard line. He redeemed himself in the fourth quarter by punching in a garbage-time touchdown. That score was his first since all the way back in Week 1. Luke Stocker actually played more snaps than Seferian-Jenkins in the first half, which would suggest that ASJ is still on a snap count. He’s seen exactly six targets in each of his three games since coming back from a shoulder injury. He’ll be a borderline TE1 against the Bears in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:20:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins reeled in three of six targets for 31 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Seferian-Jenkins has finished with exactly three catches for 31 yards in both games since coming back from a strained shoulder. He was targeted in the end zone but couldn’t make the catch because he was being held by Brandon Browner (big surprise). ASJ’s 110-yard performance against the Titans in Week 1 is beginning to look like a fluke. He could see a bigger workload if Vincent Jackson’s knee injury turns out to be serious. ASJ will be a back-end TE1 against the Rams on Thursday night.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins played just 21-of-71 snaps Week 13 against the Falcons.

It is not surprising Seferian-Jenkins was limited in his first game action since Week 2, and his involvement in the passing game was promising despite the limited snaps. ASJ was second on the team with six targets, and he could have had a nice fantasy day if not for dropping a touchdown catch. Seferian-Jenkins should become more involved in the offense moving forward and has shown this season he can be a fantasy factor when healthy. He will be a good streaming option next week against the Saints.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught 3-of-6 targets for 31 yards Week 13 against the Falcons.

Seferian-Jenkins did not play a full complement of snaps, but he saw the second-most targets on the team in his first action since Week 2. ASJ dropped what should have been a touchdown, but he appeared to escape without any setbacks and should be more involved moving forward. He will be a great streaming option next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is active for Week 13 against the Falcons.

Originally given a 4-6 week timetable after straining his shoulder Week 2, ASJ ended up missing 10 weeks. He has been practicing on a limited basis since Week 8, but there still is a reasonable chance he plays limited snaps in his first game action since September. He is not a good streaming option this week, but that could change if he proves healthy.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:31:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons.

ASJ missed nine games with a strained shoulder. He practiced on a limited basis this week and was finally cleared for contact on Friday. Cameron Brate has played reasonably well in ASJ's absence but will head back to the bench. Seferian-Jenkins saw 10 targets in his two games earlier this year and should have a featured role in the Bucs' passing game alongside Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. It won't be long before he returns to weekly TE1 status.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:24:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is questionable for Week 13 against the Falcons.

All indications are that Seferian-Jenkins will play this week after missing the last nine games with a strained shoulder. He was finally cleared for contact on Friday. ASJ's return could mean less work for Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) has been cleared for contact and "looks like a go" for Week 13.

Finally. We've been waiting weeks for ASJ to get clearance but the Bucs have been extremely cautious with their second-year tight end. He's been a limited participant at practice this week and could finally see the field Sunday against the Falcons. Seferian-Jenkins has missed Tampa Bay's last nine games with a strained shoulder. Cameron Brate has been starting in his place.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:13:00 PM

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4Dan LeFevour
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Mike James
4Storm Johnson
5Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Dan Vitale
WR11Mike Evans
2Louis Murphy
3Donteea Dye
4Freddie Martino
5Evan Spencer
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Kenny Bell
3Adam Humphries
4Russell Shepard
5Bernard Reedy
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Luke Stocker
3Cameron Brate
4Brandon Myers
5Kivon Cartwright
LT1Donovan Smith
2Gosder Cherilus
3Taylor Fallin
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Josh Allen
C1Joe Hawley
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3Ben Gottschalk
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3Dominique Robertson
RT1Demar Dotson
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K1Roberto Aguayo