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Jets awarded tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is headed to New York.

The tight end was claimed by the Jets after being waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, the Jets announced Monday. New York waived linebacker Julian Stanford to make room for Seferian-Jenkins.

ESPN first reported the claim.

The Bucs released Seferian-Jenkins following an arrest Friday morning on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and a driver's license violation.

It's a new start for the athletic pass catcher. After being selected in the second-round of the 2014 draft, ASJ has flashed talent in the passing game, but has been inconsistent on the field and injury prone.

The DUI arrest was the final straw for Bucs management. Seferian-Jenkins was kicked out of a Bucs practice in August by coach Dirk Koetter for not knowing where to line up, an incident the player called a "wake-up call."

Now he'll have a chance to wake up in Chan Gailey's offense. Standing 6-foot-5, ASJ provides another massive target for Ryan Fitzpatrick alongside receivers Brandon Marshall (6-4), Eric Decker (6-3) and Quincy Enunwa.(6-2).

After struggling with the Bucs offense, we'll see how quickly Seferian-Jenkins can pick up Gailey's system.

The Jets have zero receptions from the tight end position through three games in 2016.

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