Time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to panic and lament their decision to trade Tim Wright for the second straight year: tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be out four to six weeks with a strained shoulder, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter -- pending a doctor's second opinion. He injured his shoulder on a goal-line play in the third quarter where Jameis Winston badly overthrew him and he landed awkwardly after a big hit.
Seferian-Jenkins is currently the team's leading receiver and emerged as a reliable and versatile weapon for Winston, catching seven of ten passes in two games for 139 yards and two touchdowns. The tight end does still have to work on his blocking, but was making strides there, too. He has the talent to be one of the top tight ends in the league and he could even be that rare player who is proficient as both a receiver and a blocker.
The Bucs signed Cameron Brate today to compensate for Seferian-Jenkins' absence, but we're more likely to see the pedestrian Brandon Myers take his place as a receiver and Luke Stocker step in as an early-down blocker. Brate is more of a receiving tight end who joined the Bucs in 2014, playing five games and catching one pass last year before being released during final cuts this season.