News broke yesterday that tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had been arrested earlier in the morning for driving under the influence.
This led many to question whether or not he would play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams, or if he had completely ruined any possibility of staying with the team come the end of his rookie contract by the end of next season.
However, the NFC South have already made the call on the tight end's time with the team, and they have decided to let him go, according to NFL.com.
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The third-year player confirmed on his Twitter account that his time in Tampa Bay had come to an end, tweeting: "Thank you TB! Next chapter"
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, per the team's official team website via NFL.com: "By the time we found out (about the arrest), we were into meetings this morning and we've been on the practice field. (General manager) Jason (Licht) and I will be getting together this afternoon and whatever is going to happen will be forthcoming."
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And their decision was to cut the tight end from the team.
Where Seferian-Jenkins lands next remains unclear for now, but you have to stop and think if any team will give him the opportunity with the amount of problems that have occurred with him since he entered the league.
He may have good size and athleticism, but the 23-year-old's DUI history, injury history, low production, and drama at Tampa Bay's training camp this past offseason may lead to several teams in the league avoiding the tight end altogether because he's too much of a problem.
We hope Seferian-Jenkins can get back on his feet soon, but his situation isn't looking very good right now.