Washington Football: Update on Huskies alumni in the AFC – 10/11/18

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John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals. Washington football. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Impact Receivers

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, tight end, Jacksonville Jaguars: ASJ was Tampa’s second-round pick (38th overall) in 2014. His first two years with the Buccaneers, he only played in half of their games because of injuries. Jenkins still managed 42 receptions and six touchdowns. In 2016, the Bucs put him on waivers after a DUI arrest.

Three days later, September 26, 2016, the New York Jets picked him up off of waivers and he played in seven games that year for New York. Jenkins’ off-field problems continued in 2017. He played 13 games for the Jets after a two-game suspension for an infraction of the NFL’s drug policy. After his return, he caught 50 passes and scored three touchdowns.

During this past off-season, he signed a two-year, $10.5M contract with the Jaguars. This year with the Jaguars. To this point, Jenkins has eleven receptions in five games including a touchdown in the Jags game two win over New England. Recently, news came that Jacksonville will put him on injured reserve for a core muscle injury. It is possible he could be back before the end of the regular season.

John Ross, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals. Selected in the 2017 first round, ninth overall, Ross played in only three games as a rookie due to injuries. So far in 2018, he has caught seven passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

His first touchdown was in game one, that Cincinnati won over the Indianapolis Colts. Ross’ second came in game four against the Atlanta Falcons. A groin injury forced Ross to miss game five, but is expected back for the Bengals next game.