Leggett (knee) won't suit up Sunday against the Falcons, Connor Hughes of NJ.com reports.
Leggett has been battling this injury all season, and although he suited up against the Browns in Week 5, the rookie fifth-round pick didn't log a snap. He's listed as the No. 3 tight end, so he's rarely part of the game plan, and the Jets signed Neal Sterling this week to slot into his role.
With Leggett failing to practice in either of the Jets' two sessions to begin Week 8 preparations, he looks like he could be at risk of missing Sunday's game against the Raiders. Perhaps in anticipation of Leggett's absence, the Jets signed Neal Sterling on Wednesday to provide extra depth at tight end.
Leggett logged a couple of full practices last week before his knee swelled up and forced him to sit out Sunday's game against the Dolphins. At this point, the rookie fifth-round pick, who has yet to make his NFL debut, would likely need to string together multiple full practices before being able to play.
Leggett (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Leggett practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday, but his knee apparently swelled up and forced him to sit out Friday, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. The 22-year-old will undergo further testing to determine the severity of the aggravation. It's been a tough rookie campaign thus far, considering Leggett has yet to see any game action.
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