Seferian-Jenkins trained with Incognito in offseason
Bucs rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had plenty of interaction with guard Richie Incognito as they trained together in Arizona this offseason, and he had nothing but positive things to say about his potential new teammate.
"He's the hardest worker I've seen," Seferian-Jenkins said before Tuesday's practice. "I enjoyed working out with him every day and it was fun getting in there and working out with him, doing the whole day with him. He's a great guy to me. I don't know what happened before, but what I know of him is a great guy."
Seferian-Jenkins, the team's second-round draft pick and a potential starter at tight end, said he texted Incognito on Monday night, when the former Dolphins guard spent five hours meeting with team officials. Incognito was suspended for the final eight games last season after an NFL investigation detailed inappropriate text messages and harassment of Dolphins teammates, as well as other conduct issues off the field.
The rookie said he had no problems with Incognito joining the team, and said he didn't think his teammates would have any problems embracing him in the locker room as well.
"The Richie I know, the Richie I worked out with, was a good guy. I don't have any issue with it," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I'm sure everyone else, as long as he comes in and does his job, like I'm sure he will if he has a chance to come here, I don't think anyone has an issue with it."