Injuries: Seferian-Jenkins expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is on the shelf.

NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday that Tampa Bay's second-year tight end is expected to miss four to six weeks with the strained shoulder he suffered in Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints, per a source aware of injury.

The given timetable would keep Seferian-Jenkins out for Sunday's game against the Texans along with upcoming tilts against the Panthers and Jaguars. Tampa's bye lands in Week 6, making their Week 7 showdown with the Redskins a logical target for ASJ's earliest possible return.

The 6-foot-5, 262-pound target lit up the Titans for 110 yards off five catches in the season-opener. Seferian-Jenkins had just two grabs for 29 yards in the win over New Orleans, but continued to show the traits that made him a "Making the Leap" candidate over the summer.

In his place, Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker will take the majority of snaps, with Myers operating as the more reliable pass-catcher. Stocker is a blocker. Tampa also elevated Cameron Brate off the practice squad to pad the position.

It's a rough situation for Seferian-Jenkins, who was showing promise after a quiet rookie season. He was already shaping up as a favorite target for rookie passer Jameis Winston, who will miss his playmaking tight end.

Here are some other injuries we are monitoring Tuesday:

  1. Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is day-to-day with a sprained knee, coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday. The wideout left New York's Monday night win over the Colts early with a knee injury.

Bowles added that running back Chris Ivory is "very sore" with a groin issue and wasn't sure if he was going to make it through the Jets' win.

  1. Giants linebacker Jon Beason practiced Tuesday after missing New York's loss Sunday with a knee issue. Victor Cruz (calf) and rookie tackle Ereck Flowers (ankle) did not practice.
  1. Jaguars rookie wideout Rashad Greene was added to IR-Boomerang after undergoing thumb surgery.
  1. Cardinals guard Mike Iupati will return to practice fully Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. He added that if Iupati's fully recovered from arthroscopic knee surgery, he will play Sunday against the 49ers.
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