Former Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is now a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or so his Twitter account reads.
The change to his position title comes after New Orleans Saints All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham lost a battle in arbitration to be designated a wide receiver. Graham hoped the change would lead to a better contract.
The Saints placed a franchise tag on Graham, meaning he’s due to earn just over $7 million this coming season. A wide receiver tag would earn him an additional $5 million.
Graham had listed himself as a tight end on his Twitter account, something arbitrator Stephen Burbank addressed in his decision.
“Mr. Graham refers to himself as a tight end in social media that he controls (Twitter and Facebook), and his agents do so as well,’’ wrote Burbank.
Graham had argued that he was used more as a wide receiver than a tight end in the Saints offense.
The Tampa Bay Times says Seferian-Jenkins made the change after the paper pointed it out to him. He responded with the tweet, “updated lol.”
Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron also changed his account to say, “Pro Bowl pass catcher.”