In another roster move made throughout the team’s OTA’s period, the Buccaneers have claimed former Jets tight end Jordan Leggett off of waivers.

Originally drafted by New York in 2017, Leggett participated in 15 games during the 2018 season, starting four of them, and totaling 114 yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions.

Leggett played college football at Clemson where he had great production over his four years with the Tigers. With Clemson he saw action all four years and brought in 112 total catches for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns.

With O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and perhaps Antony Auclair all in possession of carved out spots with the Bucs, Leggett will likely battle Tanner Hudson and Donnie Ernsberger for the fourth tight end spot.

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  1. As TE4, I like the move

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  2. Good luck and welcome to the Bucs TE Jordan Leggett!

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  3. Very productive college player. Good size and good for potential depth.

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  4. Does this mean they will trade or cut brate?

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  5. Sounds great, it would just be nice to
    See some Olinemen being picked up too.

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  6. Pit, I think they are going to trade or cut Cam to free up $7 M of cap money. Then they’re going to try to sign Leanord Williams with the extra money.

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  7. I like the idea 76buc. I think they’d also have to cut JPP to make a little more room. You couldn’t argue with a line that consists of Leonard Williams, Sue, Vea, Nassib. That’s a new look I’d love to see.

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  8. Cam Brate is on the books for $7m. The Bucs can’t reduce that number by trading him or cutting him. Brate is here to stay in 2019. This is simply a depth signing. Added bonus : he has a history with Bowles.

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  9. If Leggett is of quality in camp then for sure I can see trading TE Brate as he recovers from hip surgery and because of his cap hit. If this free agent TE Leggett is even close in talent and for a third of what Brate makes… well… u just might even look into what a Brate trade might get you back…OL or RB depth??? I’m just saying…

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  10. Y’all need to stop with this “trade Cam” business. His contract became FULLY GUARANTEED on Mar 17. This means we pay him whether he is here or not. Even a trade doesn’t remove his cap hit this year. Cameron Brate is a Buccaneer in 2019 no matter what you clowns say. The idiocy astounds

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  11. Don’t be shocked if OJ Howard or Cam Brate is traded to the Pats for a 1-3 rounder.

    I don’t think Arians wants/needs two starting right ends. He would rather see more three wide sets with a single tight end and/or w/ blocking tight end. They might like what they have seen in Auclair to flip Cam.

    If they net an extra pick and flip it for Leonard Williams that would be sick.

    But I’m a betting man and I’m willing to wager cam and OJ aren’t on the opening roster and we add another pick or piece to the puzzle

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  12. Would you all trade OJ Howard for Leonard Williams straight up?

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  13. Why is this a news story – do the Patriots make announcements about 4th string TEs they’re just as likely to cut as keep. Some things don’t need to be written about.

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    • How can you not love PR’s in depth coverage? Especially this time of year?

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  14. Come on Chucky give us a 5th rd pick for Cam Brate.

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  15. Nothing more than a known commodity while Cameron Brate is unable to practice while recovering from surgery.

    I’m pretty sure all teams announce their roster moves………..even the relatively insignificant ones.

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  16. The Bucs missed their opportunity to trade Brate back in March, his 7mil salary already counts against the cap. Had they moved sooner that money would have given them a lot more flexibility in FA for a RG or DE.

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  17. The Arians Leftwich offense uses a tight end as a blocker not a receiver primarily. This is not good news for OJ Howard

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  18. People, this move literally has nothing to do with OJ Howard or Cam Brate. The only person that this move might effect is Auclair. Leggett is familiar with Bowles, I believe he has a shot to make the roster. People need to stop acting like we are considering trading OJ Howard. This is just a training camp move with the potential to make the roster. Cam and OJ will both be on the roster come week 1

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  19. When you trade for a player or claim one off waivers, you inherit his contract in its entirety. Cam Brate can be traded. His guaranteed money, dead money, et al goes with the trade. He can be cut too, however his 7mil salary is guaranteed and the Bucs are on the hook for 100% of it unless there was offset language in the contract. If there was offset language, The Bucs are responsible for the difference between the amount received with his new contract and 7mil. Bottom line Brate will receive 7mil in 2019.

    This is an exercise in what ifs because no waiver claim is likely to displace a player that is an active part of the offense right away. Lets not forget, Leggett is a waiver claim because somebody released him. If Leggett works out, something could happen at the trade deadline or maybe next year as the Bucs continue there pursuit of cap relief. Maybe never. Lots of ifs. Go Bucs!

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  20. Hahahahaha Bob, this shows you are just a Troll and not an actually Bucs Fan. Howard is actually a Blocking TE that happens to also be a great catching TE. Just stop talking and go away please.

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  21. I wonder if this is the first position to be trimmed if they decide they need to make a move to fill another position. With OJ, Brate, and Auclair, why get this guy? I mean, he’s good if he’s not hurt. Maybe trade value?

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