According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots have signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal.
During his five-year NFL career, the 26 year-old Seferian-Jenkins has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2018, he played in five games with the Jags after being placed on injured reserve with a core-muscle injury. His best season came in 2017 with the Jets when he had 50 catches for 357 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.
Following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots depth at the tight end position has been of some concern. At present, their depth-chart consists of Seferian-Jenkins, Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson, Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo.
With the 2019 NFL Draft approximately two weeks away, it is still expected that the team will address its need at the tight end position at some point during Draft weekend.
–Mike D’Abate is a Managing Editor and National Columnist for Full Press Coverage Sports Media. He covers the New England Patriots and provides NFL editorial content. Follow him on Twitter @mdabateFPC