FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Austin Seferian-Jenkins is getting a quick second chance from the New York Jets.
Coach Todd Bowles is counting on the tight end to make the most of it.
“I don’t have any reservations yet because I haven’t met him,” Bowles said shortly after practice Wednesday. “As I get to know him, obviously, with the situations he’s been in, he’s going to sink or swim on his own.
“We brought in the player. He has a chance to clean his act up, and we’ll see what happens.”
Seferian-Jenkins arrived at the Jets’ facility after practice to complete his physical, and was expected to join his new teammates on the field for the first time Thursday.
The talented but troubled tight end was claimed off waivers Monday from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who cut him last week after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Three days later, he had a new job with a new team.
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