FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed K Stephen Gostkowski and signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins as an unrestricted free agent from Jacksonville. Terms of the contracts were not announced.
Gostkowski, 35, is a veteran of 13 NFL seasons with New England after joining the team as a fourth-round draft pick (118th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Memphis. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is the Patriots all-time leader with 1,743 career points and 367 field goals. He enters the 2019 season 12th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,743 points. His 87.4 percent accuracy rate is the highest in Patriots history and third in NFL history. Gostkowski has played in 200 regular-season games and 28 postseason games. Only Tom Brady (40), Adam Vinatieri (32) and Jerry Rice (29) have played in more playoff games. His 205 postseason points are second all-time to the 238 points by Vinatieri.
Seferian-Jenkins, 26, is a veteran of five NFL seasons with Tampa Bay (2014-16), the N.Y. Jets (2017) and Jacksonville (2018). The 6-foot-5, 262-pounder originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick (38th overall) by Tampa Bay out of Washington. He was released by the Buccaneers in September of 2016 and was claimed off waivers by the Jets. Seferian-Jenkins signed with Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2018.
Overall, Seferian-Jenkins has played in 43 regular-season games with 29 starts and totaled 116 receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns. His most productive season came in 2017 with the Jets when he posted 50 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns.
Last season with the Jaguars, Seferian-Jenkins started the first five games of the season and caught 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 9.