JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –
A core muscle injury limited Austin Seferian-Jenkins to only five games in 2018. It's unlikely he'll get to make up for it in 2019. On Thursday the Jaguars tight end tweeted his goodbye to Jacksonville.
Making this move would save the Jaguars from paying Seferian-Jenkins cap hit of $6.2 million for 2019.
On Thursday the team released the following statement regarding Seferian-Jenkins.
Regarding TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins’s roster status with the @Jaguars:— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) January 24, 2019
The club has until Feb. 19 to make a decision on his 2019 option, which would be the 2nd season of a 2-year deal.
The team HAS NOT made a decision on his 2019 option. Any reports to the contrary are false.
The Jaguars were hoping Austin Seferian-Jenkins could bring some stability to the tight end position. In five games he was never targeted more than five times. His season high of 25 yards came in the season opener against the New York Giants.
It appears tight end is one position that the Jaguars will have to address in free agency and or the NFL Draft. James O'Shaughnessy was the Jaguars most productive TE last year. He had 24 catches last season, but he’s an unrestricted free agent.