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Dirk Koetter sends Austin Seferian-Jenkins off field during practice

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 23: Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs after a catch during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears on November 23, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Buccaneers 21-13. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has missed 16 games during his first two NFL seasons because of injuries, but his absence from a portion of Thursday’s practice wasn’t related to his health.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Seferian-Jenkins left the field in the middle of practice and Seferian-Jenkins was on Twitter while the rest of the team was wrapping up practice. There was nothing specific about what led to his departure -- “Can’t let negative stuff get to u,” Seferian-Jenkins wrote in one tweet. “Let it happen and move on!” -- and he’s engaged in some back and forth with other users who tried to get to Seferian-Jenkins with negative stuff.

After practice ended, coach Dirk Koetter confirmed that he sent the 2014 second-round pick to the locker room early. Koetter said that Seferian-Jenkins “didn’t know what he was doing.”

The coach added that no one should make too much of the early exit, although the injuries haven’t left room for too many positive headlines to balance things out during the tight end’s two-plus years with the team.