The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just about to get the Lovie Smith era started as training camp approaches, and there are many that see rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins as someone that could be a huge contributor to making Lovie’s first year in Tampa Bay a success. However, as he rehabs a foot injury, there are some that have wondered whether or not he will be ready to go for camp.
Well Scott Reynolds over at Pewter Report was recently asked about the status of the rookie, and while he has no official update on his condition, he would be shocked if he’s not fully rehabbed and ready to participate when the Bucs take the field.
I don’t have an injury update on Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but my guess is that he used the time off to heal his foot. I would be very surprised if he doesn’t participate in camp during the first week.
Seferian-Jenkins was one of the most prolific pass-catching tight ends in the Pac-12 for the Washington Huskies the past few years, and he was one of the most raved about players throughout the draft process recently.
Earlier this month, he himself even said that the rehab was coming along nicely, bringing upon the initial feeling of optimism.
“I feel really good. My foot feels really good,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “I’ve been running routes, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they’ve asked me to do. I feel very comfortable and confident that I’ll be ready to go when it comes to training camp.”