The Tennessee Titans tried to add some tight end depth this week, but their waiver wire order priority prevented the transaction from becoming a reality.
Jordan Leggett was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, a day after he was released by the New York Jets.
Tennessee, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, was one of five teams that placed a claim on Leggett.
Source: the Buccaneers, Bills, Packers, Steelers and Titans all placed a claim on former Jets TE Jordan Leggett. Tampa Bay landed Leggett because it had highest waiver wire order priority.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 22, 2019
The former fifth round draft pick missed his entire rookie season in 2017 with an injury. He returned in 2018 and played in 15 games with four starts. Leggett caught 14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown last season (including two receptions for 18 yards against the Titans).
While he’s had a rocky start to his NFL career, there’s still a lot of upside with Leggett (who just turned 24 in January). The Florida native caught 112 passes for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns during his college career at Clemson (while winning a championship in 2016).
It’s clear the Titans are satisfied with Delanie Walker holding down the tight end position for the foreseeable future, but it’s also obvious the team is looking to add some options behind Walker (perhaps a player that can be developed to take over as starter when Walker’s playing days are over).
Jonnu Smith and MyCole Pruitt are the current top options behind Walker.
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