According to The Seattle Times, former Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was released Friday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The move follows Seferian-Jenkins’ arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and driver’s license violation Friday morning.
Seferian-Jenkins was driving at 75-80 mph in a 55 mph zone andmade an improper lane change, cutting off an FHP trooper and “weaving back and forth.”
“We are very disappointed in today’s news,” Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “After careful consideration, we felt this was the right decision at this time.”
Seferian-Jenkins confirmed his release on Twitter, posting “Thank you TB! Next chapter.”
Seferian-Jenkins was suspended one game in 2013 while at UW after he pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge.
Now in his third season in the NFL, Seferian-Jenkins had three receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in 2016 and has 603 yards and seven touchdowns since being drafted by Tampa Bay in 2014.
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