BOSTON (CBS) — This offseason, the Patriots signed free-agent tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins with the intention of having him help fill the void left by Rob Gronkowski’s retirement. That plan didn’t last long. The Patriots told Seferian-Jenkins that they’re releasing him, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The Patriots have informed veteran TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins that they are releasing him, per league source. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 4, 2019 Seferian-Jenkins had been absent from OTAs this spring, with an excused absence. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that Seferian-Jenkins is taking time off from football for “personal reasons.” The #Patriots are cutting TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, source said. He’s taking a step away for a month for personal issues and the team will release him as he does that. We’ll see if he comes back to New England or anywhere. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2019 The 26-year-old Seferian-Jenkins has played for the Buccaneers, Jets and Jaguars in his five-year career. He played just five games last year, catching 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, which came against the Patriots. n his career, the 6-foot-5, 262-pound tight end has caught 116 passes for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns. His… Read full this story
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