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.
The Buccaneers waived Leggett on Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Leggett faced long odds to make the regular-season roster in tight end room composed of Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. After last taking the field Week 17 of the 2018 season with the Jets, Leggett may have to play the waiting game before getting a call from another organization.
Leggett signed a reserve/futures contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Leggett spent the latter half of the year on the team's active roster but never played a snap. He'll have another chance to seek playing time in 2020.
The Buccaneers signed Leggett to the practice squad Thursday. Tampa Bay waived Leggett on Tuesday, and he now rejoins the team as a member of the practice squad. The third-year pro had spent eight weeks on the team's active roster, but he hadn't been active for a single contest.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/04||Los Angeles Chargers||22||10.00|
|6||10/18||Green Bay Packers||11||5.00|
|7||10/25||@Las Vegas Raiders||14||6.00|
|8||11/02||@New York Giants||4||2.00|
|9||11/08||New Orleans Saints||30||15.00|
|11||11/23||Los Angeles Rams||8||4.00|
|12||11/29||Kansas City Chiefs||23||10.00|
|3 Year Avg||8||5||38||0||2||7.60||3|