Former Clemson TE lands with Bucs
|Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:12 PM-|
Former Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett was claimed off of waivers by the Tampa Buccaneers on Tuesday, per multiple reports.
The Navarre, Florida product joins fellow Clemson additions by the Bucs this offseason in running back Andre Ellington and punter Bradley Pinion.
Leggett's NFL career so far has been marked by injury, with action in 15 games last season recording 15 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown after missing his entire rookie season with a knee injury.
The Bucs will have to pay his $645,000 salary which is part of his rookie contract that runs through next season.
Leggett was drafted by New York in the fifth round (#150 Overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Mackey Award finalist and finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2,372 snaps over 51 games (38 starts). Leggett also completed his Clemson’s career the leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a tight end.
In 2016, Leggett was second-team All-American by AFCA and CBS Sports and produced 46 receptions for 736 yards and seven touchdowns in 954 snaps in 15 games (15 starts).