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Report: Austin Seferian-Jenkins to meet with Jets soon; seeks $7 million salary

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Earlier in the offseason, reports broke tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins turned down a 2 year contract offer from the Jets worth $8 million. That would have been an annual salary of $4 million. Darryl Slater has an update of where things stand as the free agent period nears.

The Jets will meet with tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ representatives in the coming days to discuss a contract, a league source told NJ Advance Media.

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He is looking for a contract worth about $7 million per year, according to another source.

The original offer the Jets made seemed fair. If Seferian-Jenkins wants $7 million, I think the Jets should be inclined to let him go elsewhere. He posted the best season in his career in 2017 and still ended with an unremarkable 357 receiving yards. He also isn’t a great blocker.

Surely the Jets can find this level of production somewhere else for cheaper than $7 million.