The New England Patriots signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins in a one year deal to boost the tight end position which Rob Gronkowski left when he announced his retirement.
According to reports, the Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with Seferian-Jenkins who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round fo the 2014 NFL Draft. After three seasons, Seferian-Jenkins moved to the New York Jets for the 2016-2017 season before signing a two-year, $10 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018.
In his career, Seferian-Jenkins has a 116 receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns in 43 games.
The Patriots acquisition is anticipated as they are looking for a possible replacement for Gronkowski who retired after playing nine years in the NFL. It would be difficult to match the production of Gronkowski but New England remains optimistic for the upcoming season.
Currently, the Patriots have Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson, Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo on their depth chart at the tight end position.
Moreover, the Patriots also hosted wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back T.J. Yeldon.