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Bucs tight ends hope for a Giant feast

 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (87) and defensive back Chris Conte (23) gets ready to take the field from the tunnel before taking on the Tennessee Titans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday afternoon [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (87) and defensive back Chris Conte (23) gets ready to take the field from the tunnel before taking on the Tennessee Titans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday afternoon [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Published Nov. 6, 2015

Whether Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is able to play after being sidelined six weeks with a shoulder injury remains to be seen. But it's kind of a good week to be a Bucs tight end — no team in the NFL has given up more yards to tight ends than the Giants defense that Tampa Bay is facing.

Opposing tight ends have piled up 684 yards in eight games against the Giants, along with five touchdowns. Here's a breakdown of the opponents, week to week:

Game Player Catches-yards-TDs

1 Jason Witten, Cowboys 8-60-2

Gavin Escobar, Cowboys 2-8-1

2 Jacob Tamme, Falcons 4-77-0

3 Jordan Reed, Redskins 6-96-0

4 Charles Clay, Bills 9-111-0

5 Garrett Celek, 49ers 3-26-1

6 Zach Ertz, Eagles 4-43-0

7 Jason Witten, Cowboys 6-73-0

8 Ben Watson, Saints 9-147-1

The Bucs saw second-year tight end Cameron Brate get his first NFL touchdown last week on a 20-yard throw from Jameis Winston, and another tight end, Brandon Myers, knows the Giants well, having played for them in 2013.