Patriots release Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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Just under two months ago, the New England Patriots signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal.

But on Tuesday, the team announced they would be releasing him.

It is unclear as to why he was cut, but reports from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggest that he is leaving for a month to deal with undisclosed personal issues. The Boston Globe’s Nora Princiotti also reported that he hopes to be ready to come back to football in July.

Seferian-Jenkins has spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-16), New York Jets (2017) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2018). Overall, he has played in 43 regular-season games, totaled 116 receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns.

So now Seferian-Jenkins was released and Rob Gronkowski is now retired, that leaves New England with Ben Watson, Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo and Andrew Beck.