Jets' Seferian-Jenkins practices, thankful for opportunity
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Austin Seferian-Jenkins is thankful for a ''once-in-a-lifetime'' opportunity with the New York Jets, who gave the tight end a chance to resume his career after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a DUI arrest last weekend.
Seferian-Jenkins was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Monday and participated in his first practice with the team Thursday. It's uncertain if he'll play against Seattle on Sunday.
He wouldn't discuss any details of his arrest or whether he has an alcohol problem, citing legal and personal matters, respectively. But he acknowledges that being cut by the Buccaneers after his latest legal issue was a wakeup call.
Seferian-Jenkins was charged last Friday in Florida with DUI and violation of an ignition interlock device restriction from an arrest in Washington while he was in college in 2013.
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