The Facts: The Patriots are releasing Seferian-Jenkins and the veteran will reportedly be taking some time before trying to resume his playing career. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Seferian-Jenkins is “taking a step away for a month for personal issues.”
Diehards Line: There is no word on the nature of the issues that Seferian-Jenkins is dealing with at the moment. Seferian-Jenkins was released by the Buccaneers after a DUI arrest in 2016 and he was arrested on the same charge while in college at the University of Washington. Seferian-Jenkins later attended rehab to deal with alcohol addiction. Seferian-Jenkins signed with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason and his departure along with Benjamin Watson‘s four-game suspension leaves the team short on experienced options in the wake of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement.