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Jaguars TE Seferian-Jenkins tweets he is being released

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Talented but often troubled and injured tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be on the move again, after just one season with the Jaguars.

At least, that’s what Seferian-Jenkins claimed Thursday afternoon on social media:

Seferian-Jenkins just completed the first of a two-year deal in Jacksonville having played only in 5 games before a core muscle injury sidelined him for the year and he was placed on IR.

The Jaguars were pressed for comment on Seferian-Jenkins, post and their spokesman denied a decision has been made, but the move will likely come next month:

Seferian-Jenkins signed a two-year deal that included $4 million guaranteed last season. However, the Jaguars will save $4 million towards the cap for free agency this season by cutting him loose.

We wrote yesterday about the Jaguars looking to restructure deals, including their outstanding defensive lineman Calais Campbell.

Seferian-Jenkins (above catching a TD vs. the Pats in September) is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2014, but never lived up to his potential while battling a back injury in his rookie year. And then, he had off-field issues, including a DUI arrest in Tampa during 2016 under new head coach Dirk Koetter.

He was released shortly thereafter, having played 9 games and was picked up by the Jets.

Seferian-Jenkins had a 50 catch season with three touchdowns in New York in 2017. And, when the Jets elected to allow him to test free agency, Jacksonville jumped at the chance to bring him on board. They even released veteran Marcedes Lewis to clear cap space and playing time for Seferian-Jenkins.

The Jaguars were an estimated $10 million over the 2019 cap earlier this week. And between this move, a Campbell restructure and other potential moves, there could be more salary slashing coming in Jacksonville.

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