Leggett was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports. The 26-year-old finished the season on Denver's practice squad and subsequently signed a reserve/future contract, but he's now been let go by the team. Leggett caught 14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in 15 games for the Jets during 2018, but he hasn't seen the field over the past two seasons.
The Broncos signed Leggett to a reserve/future contract Monday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports. Leggett hasn't played an NFL game since recording a 14-114-1 line over 15 contests with the Jets in 2018. The Clemson product will aim to secure a depth role in 2021.
Leggett signed with the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Leggett last made an appearance on an NFL field in 2018 as a member of the Jets, when he registered 14 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown over 15 games. The Clemson product was waived by the Buccaneers in July after a brief stint with the team's practice squad, but he'll now have a chance with a Broncos team that placed Albert Okwuegbunam on injured reserve Nov. 10 because of an ACL injury.
Leggett is no longer expected to sign with New England, Field Yates of ESPN reports. A Monday report suggested Leggett was ready to sign with the team once he passed a COVID-19 test and a physical exam. It isn't clear if something went wrong with one of the tests or if the Patriots simply decided they didn't need the 25-year-old tight end. Leggett spent time on the Bucs' 53-man roster last season but was a healthy scratch for each game. His last regular-season appearance came in 2018, when he caught 14 passes in 15 games (four starts) for the Jets.
Leggett is expected to sign with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per the report, as long as all goes well with his COVID-19 testing and physical, the Patriots plan to sign Leggett. With Matt LaCosse having opted out of the 2019 season, the Patriots are looking to add some experience at the tight end position to complement 2020 draftees Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene. Leggett last saw regular-season game action in 2018, when he caught 14 passes for 114 yards and a TD with the Jets.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New York Giants||11||6.63|
|3||09/26||New York Jets||32||11.25|
|6||10/17||Las Vegas Raiders||15||7.13|
|8||10/31||Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|13||12/05||@Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|16||12/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||15||7.13|
|17||01/02||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|18||01/09||Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|3 Year Avg||8||5||38||0||2||7.60||3|