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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate moves head of Austin Seferian-Jenkins

By The Sports Xchange
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate moves head of Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Cameron Brate. (Harvard/YouTube)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter told reporters on Wednesday that undrafted tight end Cameron Brate is currently atop the team's depth chart.

The 25-year-old Brate, who had 23 receptions for 288 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season, has elevated past 2014 second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the eyes of Koetter.

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"I don't think it's any big secret that Cam's been working with the first group," Koetter said, via the Tampa Bay Times. "We're deep at tight end and Cam's at the top of the depth right now. ... Austin's working at it and that's all he can do right now. He's just got to work. That's all anybody that's fighting for a job can do. The guys that are playing the best are going to play."

Seferian-Jenkins, who admitted he wasn't fazed by the decision, drew Koetter's ire last month and was dismissed from practice for failing to line up correctly.

"I'm doing everything I like. I'm not perfect," the 23-year-old Seferian-Jenkins said. "I fail every once in a while, but failing is your first attempt at learning. I'm not worried about it. It's what, the seventh day of training camp? I'm not worried."

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Seferian-Jenkins had 21 receptions for the second straight year in 2015. He also had 338 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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