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ASJ Scores, Excited for Next Opportunity

Posted Aug 31, 2017

Veteran TE Will Be Around Team During Suspension


Making his final in-game appearance for the Jets until Week 3 of the regular season, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins recorded two catches for 32 yards and a touchdown en route to the Green & White’s 16-10 victory over the Eagles.

The 6’5”, 262-pounder’s 12-yard score capped off a six-play, 82-yard drive with 9:04 remaining in the opening half. The four-year vet deftly high-pointed a Christian Hackenberg pass and maintained possession as Eagles linebacker Don Cherry had tight coverage.

“Whenever you’re keeping score, it’s really nice to win,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “That’s the goal. Catching a ball like that was good. It was a perfect ball from Hack. He made it easy for me. When you get those types of passes, it’s really easy to make a play. I’m excited. It always feels good to score and you always want to score.”



Seferian-Jenkins’ first catch came near the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Josh McCown found ASJ over the middle for a 20-yard catch-and-run that set the Jets up at the Eagles’ 26-yard line. The drive eventually resulted in a Chandler Catanzaro 28-yard field goal that gave the Jets a 3-0 lead.

Even though ASJ won’t suit up against Buffalo and Oakland in Weeks 1-2 due to a league suspension, he plans to be active around his teammates. He’ll be able to participate in meetings at 1 Jets Drive and when the team is at practice, he’ll continue his conditioning inside the weight room.

“Obviously it’s going to be really hard,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “I’m not going to be able to play with my teammates. I’ve seen how much hard work they’ve put in since we got here in the beginning of OTAs. It’ll be unfortunate I can’t join them, but at the same time I’m thankful that I’m here in this present moment and that I’ll be able to play Week 3.

“I’m going to do everything I can and work alongside them,” he added. “Obviously I can’t practice and those things, but I’m going to do everything I can to push them and encourage them to be better.”