The NFL journey for veteran tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins
#Jaguars announced they are not picking up the option for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, which was for $4m.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 18, 2019
Contract language was: option had to be exercised on or before 22nd day prior to 1st day of 2019 league year, which was today.
He'll be a free agent on 3/13.
That's a pretty savage move by the Jags, and I don't mean that in a complimentary way. Jenkins was probably hopeful he'd have $4 million on his way, but that's no longer the case.
After battling alcohol issues early on in his career, Seferian-Jenkins has maintained his sobriety and was coming off a 50-reception, 357-yard season in 2017 for the Jets. For his five-year career, Seferian-Jenkins has 116 catches for 1,160 yards to his name.
It wasn't all bad news out of Jacksonville, though. Shortly after the Seferian-Jenkins news broke, the team also announced they'll be picking up defensive end Calais Campbell's option for $12 million. Outside linebacker Lerentee McCray and safety Cody Davis will also be back with the team next year.
The #Jaguars exercised Calais Campbell's $12 million option for 2019, as well as options on Lerentee McCray and Cody Davis, and declined their option on TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 18, 2019
In 2018, Campbell was a beast on defense for the Jags. He posted 72 tackles and a team-best 10.5 sacks.
The front office will need to be busy making more moves, though, as Jacksonville fell flat on its face last year in trying to make another push for a Super Bowl berth.