On the heels of DUI charge acquired Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The former second round pick tweeted out a thank you to fans Friday morning, his release was later confirmed by multiple sources.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins to be released: https://t.co/IK0fjqOPyK (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/vzJpClKTen— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016
With Antonio Gates unlikely to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts, there have been rumors that the Chargers are in the market for a tight end. That brings us to the big question: should the San Diego Chargers sign Seferian-Jenkins? In a word, no.
The third-year tight end has shown flashes of being a good player here and there, however, the Chargers have a young and immensely talented player by the name of Hunter Henry on the roster. He figures to get a lot of snaps in Gates absence, and the team really likes Sean McGrath as well.
Not only that, but this is the second time Seferian-Jenkins has been hit with a DUI, and there is likely a suspension from the league coming his way. The Chargers pride themselves on keeping their roster “clean”, and they are not afraid to pass on or part ways with a talented player with off the field troubles *cough* Vincent Jackson *cough*. In other words, the former Buc is probably completely off of the team’s radar.