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Buccaneers waive TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

It's curtains for Austin Seferian-Jenkins in Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers released the third-year tight end following his early morning Friday arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and a driver's license violation, the team announced. 

Seferian-Jenkins later tweeted about his departure:

"By the time we found out (about the arrest), we were into meetings this morning and we've been on the practice field," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, per the team's official team website. "(General manager) Jason (Licht) and I will be getting together this afternoon and whatever is going to happen will be forthcoming."

He wasn't kidding. While Seferian-Jenkins offers good size and athleticism, Friday's gaffe was the final straw in Tampa, where the pass-catcher has been low on production and high on drama.

Seferian-Jenkins was kicked out of a Bucs practice in August by Koetter for not knowing where to line up, an incident the player called a "wake-up call." He later saw upstart Cameron Brate take over the starting position, although Seferian-Jenkins saw more snaps than Brate in Week 2.

That won't be the case in Week 3, though, as Koetter and the Bucs have lost their patience with a player who seemed to be on a different planet under the new regime.

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