Seferian-Jenkins cleared, team “encouraged”

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Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been cleared for contact, and if his shoulder is OK through Saturday he will likely return to action Sunday when the Buccaneers play the Falcons.

He has been cleared. It’s a big step,” Bucs coach Lovie Smith told reporters Friday. “This is as advanced as he’s been, as far along as he’s been in a long time. We’re encouraged. We’ll see what happens Sunday.”

Seferian-Jenkins has missed the last nine games. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston has yet to play a full game with the Bucs’ top receiving trio of Seferian-Jenkins, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

Smith said defensive tackle Gerald McCoy remains “limited” with a hand injury and will be listed as questionable. McCoy had “a small procedure” on his hand earlier this week.

8 responses to “Seferian-Jenkins cleared, team “encouraged”

  1. jonathankrobinson424,
    Not saying he’s i his league, but so is Gronk. It’s a physical position, so the talent trumps everything else. If he can get back, just gives Winston another receiving weapon to play with.

  2. He was supposed to be the guy to be on par with Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, and Greg Olsen in the NFC South. He’s got the size and skill but has been injured most of both his first seasons. If he doesn’t produce in the five final games, think he’s trade bait. Yes, Cameron Brate has done a good job and if can do a better job run blocking, should take over for Luke Stocker, but Jenkins has better speed and almost 30 pounds on Brate.

  3. this guy is unique. if he is going to be hurt every year then have him be hurt on my team…Go Bears! Woo! Woo!

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