Report: Patriots sign veteran TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - The New England Patriots have reportedly signed veteran tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

ESPN’s Field Yates reports Seferian-Jenkins is coming to Foxborough on a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old tight end considered joining the Seattle Seahawks but ultimately chose New England, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.

Seferian-Jenkins has tallied 116 career receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 6-foot-6-inch target will likely play a large role in New England’s passing game now that Rob Gronkowski has called it a career.

New England signed free agent tight end Matt LaCosse earlier in the offseason.

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