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Austin Seferian-Jenkins signs with Jaguars

NFL: New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t appear done in NFL free agency, agreeing to sign veteran tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The Jaguars had already signed Niles Paul, but he was more as a depth/special teams addition than a starting tight end. With Seferian-Jenkins however, one would think he’s going to at worst be splitting time with Marcedes Lewis.

Seferian-Jenkins has had an interesting and rocky NFL career after being a star tight end in college. He battled injuries early in his NFL career and was productive when healthy, but he also had some off-the-field issues including a DUI that sparked his release with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Last season with the New York Jets in 13 games, Seferian-Jenkins had 50 receptions for just under 400 yards and three touchdowns. The addition of Seferian-Jenkins should give the Jaguars someone who can play in base and passing formations while offering a passing outlet, which is what they’re looking for as a run-first team.