The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived tight finish Jordan Leggett on Thursday and whereas he’s definitely not a high-profile participant, he could possibly be one to observe in terms of the Pittsburgh Steelers probably having curiosity in him. Why? As a result of they’d curiosity in him a 12 months in the past Might.
Instantly following Leggett being waived by the New York Jets in Might of 2019, the Steelers have been one in every of 4 NFL groups that tried to assert the Clemson product. The Buccaneers had the best waiver precedence on the time, nonetheless, and have been thus awarded Leggett.
Leggett was in the end waived by the Buccaneers on the finish of the 2019 preseason and was instantly signed to their apply squad. He spent seven video games on the Buccaneers apply squad final season earlier than being promoted to the crew’s energetic roster.
Leggett was inactive for the following eight video games earlier than returning to the Buccaneers apply squad in Week 17. After the 2019 season ended, Leggett was then re-signed by the Buccaneers to a Reserve/Futures contract.
The Steelers ship for Leggett could have sailed for good by now. Even so, the crew did just lately signal former Utah State tight finish Dax Raymond after waiving tight finish Christian Scotland-Williamson with a non-football harm designation. Raymond, nonetheless, doesn’t have any NFL expertise to this point whereas Leggett has appeared in 15 video games since being chosen by the Jets within the fifth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
For no matter it’s price, the Steelers reportedly had dinner with Leggett across the time of Clemson’s 2017 professional day.
Leggett is scheduled to earn $825,000 in 2020 in order that’s the wage the Steelers would inherit in the event that they have been to assert him off waivers. It’s most likely uncertain they are going to, but it surely received’t be overly stunning in the event that they do due to the previous curiosity they’ve had in him. We’ll discover out by Friday night time.
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