Seahawks expected to show interest in Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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The Seahawks are in the midst of a purge, but eventually, they’re going to have to put a team on the field.

In addition to what seems like their entire defense, the Seahawks are expected to lose tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency. They appear interest in filling that gap with a local product.

According to Jason La Canfora of, the Seahawks are among the teams interested in Jets free agent tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, along with the Falcons.

The Washington product had an impressive comeback season with the Jets, after off-field problems and a lack of productivity ended his time with the Buccaneers. He caught 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns last season.

The Seahawks also have tight end Luke Willson about the enter free agency, but they need playmakers on one side of the ball, since they’ve gotten rid of plenty on defense.

7 responses to “Seahawks expected to show interest in Austin Seferian-Jenkins

  1. Not sure if Seahawks would be a good fit for him, Russ is a very talented QB but their offense has never really focused on the TE being a key contributor. If I was him I’d want to go to a team that either has a QB who likes attacking the middle a lot or highlights the TE as an integral part of their O, more so the later to increase chances of being re-signed long term.

  2. Off field issues and so going ‘home’ is always a good idea. Not sure of his family, friends or just he (or whatever combo) created the mess he was in Tampa but I’d be wary.

    The Jets had 1 WR and no QB for 1/2 a season. He also played with a rookie up and down QB in Tampa.

    Brees made Graham. Ball and player were where they were supposed to be. Wilson is way different.

    You really have to have a feel for the field and D when a QB is all over the place. Easy to get open but it’s way more than just being open. You have to be seen and in the same flow. He could be a star or a dud.

  3. They’ve got bigger concerns then signing a TE. Wow. He’s going to suck up a lot of space that could go to you know… building a OL that isn’t a laughingstock that is primed to get Wilson killed. They also have you know, a bunch of holes in their defense with Legion of Boom donezo and their DL stripped of most of its top end talent.

    On the surface, I can say, yeah, he’s worth targeting, but at what price? They don’t have much space and still need to re-sign Sheldon Richardson and extend Duane Brown’s contract.

    Whatever they don’t get in free agency, they’re not getting much in the draft lacking a 2nd and 3rd round pick, so choose wisely and this doesn’t seem very wise.

    He’s going to get at least 8 mill a season and that could be spent better elsewhere.

  4. kamthechancellor says:
    March 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

    They’ve traded/released four players. I guess that’s a purge. Not sure how they can ever replace four players…


    Except there’s also two guys who are done, no 2nd or 3rd round pick, Graham and others are about to leave in free agency.

    The ones that are injured/released/traded were also the top end talent of a team.

    Take 6 or 7 of teams top 8-10 players off any team… and yeah I can see your point is valid.

    Meanwhile those replacements will have to come without much cap space and no 2nd or 3rd round pick. So yeah, replacements are going to be hard.

    I can only expect such thinking if someone is delusional to think they can use those 5th round picks to replace all these guys like that’s normal.

  5. I don’t understand the “don’t have any cap space” comments. Seattle has about 40 million in cap space available(after cutting Avril) and will likely make a couple more moves to free up another 4-6 million. Their biggest need is a low salary depth running back, tight end, another corner, and maybe an offensive lineman. They won’t be nearly as good as they have been, but I don’t see them being awful. Especially if they re-sign Richardson(or take the comp pick and pick up Suh instead), extend Brown and Thomas, and find a kicker that actually belongs in the NFL.

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