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Film Room: Ignore Austin Seferian-Jenkins from 2018 – the ’17 version has a chance with Patriots

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When it comes to whether or not newly signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins can help the Patriots in a post-Rob Gronkowski world, there are two things to keep in mind.

No. 1: With the way his contract is structured, as reported by NFL Media, he's really going to have to earn his way onto the team — much like most Patriots free agents. A minimum salary benefit contract is about the lowest rung on the contract pole, and symbolizes a player who is just looking for a chance to prove himself.

And, No. 2: Ignore the 2018 version of Seferian-Jenkins who played with the Jaguars. Focus on the player who played 2017 for the Jets. We'll show you why: