Former Clemson TE out of practice with injury


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Ed Mulholland - USA Today Sports
Ed Mulholland - USA Today Sports

Just remaining healthy is one of the essential components sometimes in players simply winning or losing jobs in the NFL.

New York Jets tight end Jordan Leggett unfortunately suffered an undisclosed injury on Thursday in training camp.

Currently, the team's starting tight end spot is up for grabs as Leggett is the favorite to win the job. However, he has missed two practices and has opened the door for more snaps for Eric Tomlinson, Neal Sterlin, and Clive Walford.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles didn't go into specifics about Leggett's injury this week.

“Training camp injury again, we got guys that will be in and out for the next couple of weeks,” he said. “When he gets back he will be ready.”

The 23-year old playmaker missed his rookie NFL season dealing with a knee injury.

The former Clemson receiver was drafted by New York in the fifth round (#150 Overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He is 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).

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