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Patriots sign tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal

Seferian-Jenkins is entering his 6th NFL season.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (87) celebrates after catching a touchdown for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Atlanta Falcons on, Sept. 11, 2016. Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini

The Patriots signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal, ESPN reported Wednesday.

“Thank you @patriots I’m ready to go to work!’’ Seferian-Jenkins posted on Instagram on Wednesday.

New England gave its newest tight end a $50,000 signing bonus on the deal, which includes an additional $40,000 in incentives,
according to the NFL Network.

A 2014 second-round pick by Tampa Bay, he is entering his sixth NFL season and brings much-needed experience to New England’s tight end corps, which also includes Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson, Jacob Hollister, and Ryan Izzo.

Seferian-Jenkins, 26, was injured most of last year, playing in just five games for Jacksonville.

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In 43 career games with the Buccaneers, Jets, and Jaguars, he has caught 116 passes for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Sefarian-Jenkins is listed at 6 feet 5 inches and 262 pounds.