Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported.
Seferian-Jenkins, a former second-round draft pick who caught a 30-yard touchdown in the Bucs' season opener, didn't have to wait long for a second chance after he was pulled over at 3:42 a.m. Friday. He faces the misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, as well as a misdemeanor charge relating to court provision requiring him to have an Interlock Ignition Device on any car he drives as a result of a 2013 DUI arrest in Washington.
The Jets' move could make for an interesting storyline next year if he's still on their roster, as New York is scheduled to play the Bucs in Tampa.
Seferian-Jenkins, 23, saw his first two seasons with the Bucs limited by multiple injuries, and he finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns. If he is convicted of the DUI, he would face a suspension of at least two games under the NFL's substance abuse policy, with the commissioner allowed to extend any suspension because of his prior guilty plea from the 2013 DUI charge.