Eric Tomlinson, Neal Sterling, Clive Walford and Bucky Hodges are also in the mix, but at this stage it looks like Leggett -- now presumably past the knee injury that derailed his rookie season -- and Herndon have the best chance to step into the role created by the free-agent departure of Austin Seferian-Jenkins. To the victor goes No. 1 depth chart slotting, but fantasy relevance could prove elusive in the context of the Jets' offense.
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.
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