The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already had problems with their tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins this season, but another predicament has occurred last night according to reports.
Pro Football Talk has reported that: "According to the Tampa Bay Times, Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early this morning, and is still in custody after being charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence."
The Tampa Bay Times report also states: "Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol around 4 a.m. Friday and was booked at the Orient Road Jail at 6 a.m., charged with DUI. He remained in jail at 8:30 Friday morning."
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This isn't the only time the tight end has been stopped for a DUI, as he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in 2013 during his time at the University of Washington. Things just aren't looking good right now for the Buccaneers offense.
Not only are they having to deal with the fact that Seferian-Jenkins may not be ready for their game this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams due to the fact he has missed preparation time with being in jail, but they will also be without their star running back Doug Martin, who is out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
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With two weapons possibly lost on their offense, Tampa Bay are going to find it even tougher to score points than what they did last week against the Arizona Cardinals when they were thrashed 40-7.
If Seferian-Jenkins misses any time, Cameron Brate will likely take his place at tight end, but you have to stop and think how many chances the Buccaneers are going to give the 2014 second round draft pick before they just give up on him.
He almost wasn't good enough to earn the starting job during the preseason, so problems like this don't help his future with the team at all. His contract expires at the end of next year and he is yet to play a full 16-game season, so time is running out for him.