Report: Austin Seferian-Jenkins dealing with personal issues

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The Patriots are releasing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the veteran will reportedly be taking some time before trying to resume his playing career.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Seferian-Jenkins is “taking a step away for a month for personal issues.” There is no word on the nature of the issues that Seferian-Jenkins is dealing with at the moment.

Seferian-Jenkins was released by the Buccaneers after a DUI arrest in 2016 and he was arrested on the same charge while in college at the University of Washington. Seferian-Jenkins later attended rehab to deal with alcohol addiction.

Seferian-Jenkins signed with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason and his departure along with Benjamin Watson‘s four-game suspension leaves the team short on experienced options for the early season in the wake of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement.

12 responses to “Report: Austin Seferian-Jenkins dealing with personal issues

  1. My guess: Gronkowski returns with huge contract after mandatory camp is over. By then, he will be itching to play and the Pats want him……

  2. chawk12thman says:
    June 4, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    My guess: Gronkowski returns with huge contract after mandatory camp is over. By then, he will be itching to play and the Pats want him……

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    Tom Curran made Gronk out to be a whiner, vindictive, hater, why would NE want him back? Let him go to the Lions and play. NE is moving on.

  3. The Patriots do not care about personal issues. That does not compute in their system. Each player is to play a role and if they cannot fulfill that role, they are cast off. Just like when Belichick’s wife could no longer fulfill her role, he found someone else during the marriage and cast her off.

  4. @frank booth says:
    June 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm
    The Patriots do not care about personal issues. That does not compute in their system. Each player is to play a role and if they cannot fulfill that role, they are cast off. Just like when Belichick’s wife could no longer fulfill her role, he found someone else during the marriage and cast her off.
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    Josh Gordon?

  5. Five months vacation and that wasn’t enough time to sort out his “personal issues?” Guy was a knucklehead when the Bucs had him which is why they cast him out even though he was a 2nd round pick.

  6. chawk12thman says:
    June 4, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    My guess: Gronkowski returns with huge contract after mandatory camp is over. By then, he will be itching to play and the Pats want him……
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    My guess: You haven’t looked at New England’s cap situation

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