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NFL Rumors: Patriots showing interest in ex-Jets TE Jordan Leggett

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The New England Patriots' search for tight end help presses on.

The Patriots are "showing interest" in former New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jordan Leggett, CLNS Media's Evan Lazar reported Friday.

The 25-year-old Clemson product doesn't boast much NFL experience: He missed his entire rookie season with the New York Jets in 2017 after injuring his knee in the preseason and spent the 2019 campaign on the Bucs' practice squad.

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Leggett played in 15 games for the Jets in 2018, though, catching 14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown as a "move" tight end. He was waived by the Bucs last Thursday and has been training in the Tampa area since then, per Lazar.

Leggett isn't exactly a game-changer, but the Patriots need tight end depth after Matt LaCosse opted out of the 2020 season. Ryan Izzo is the only New England tight end with NFL experience ahead of rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene.

The Patriots reportedly are considering 35-year-old tight end Delanie Walker in free agency, as well. Leggett would be a much younger (and cheaper) option, however, so it appears New England is still exploring the market as training camp ramps up.