Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Made Waiver Claim on Former NYJ, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett Published 3 months ago on May 22, 2019 By Alan Saunders 89shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe Steelers put in a waiver claim on former New York tight end Jordan Leggett this week, only to lose out to a better claim by the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. Five times placed a claim on Leggett, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end out of Clemson that New York selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Leggett missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury, but bounced back in 2018 to make four starts. He finished with 14 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Field Yates of ESPN reported that the Steelers, Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans all placed claims after the Jets unexpectedly cut Leggett on Monday. Tampa Bay won the claim because the Bucs had the worst record of the five teams during the 2018 season. Source: the Buccaneers, Bills, Packers, Steelers and Titans all placed a claim on former Jets TE Jordan Leggett. Tampa Bay landed Leggett because it had highest waiver wire order priority. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 22, 2019 Mention Steelers Now and save $10! The Steelers were reportedly interested in Leggett coming out of Clemson, and made the move to try to secure another tight end with experience for training camp. Fifth-round draft pick Zach Gentry and first-year players Kevin Rader and Christian Scotland-Williamson are the team’s only options behind returning starter Vance McDonald and backup Xavier Grimble. The number of claims and the relatively successful teams like the Packers and Steelers making claims will certainly bring skepticism to the decision-making process for Jets coach Adam Gase, who has come under fire before ever coaching a game. Gase also fired longtime scout Bill Duracker on Tuesday as he continues to consolidate his power within the club after coming out on top of a struggle with former general manager Mike Maccagnan, who was fired on May 15. Speaking with NFL.com on Monday, Gase disputed that characterization. “I disagree with that, as far as a power struggle,” Gase said. “Because whoever is getting hired is going to have the same role — control of the roster. I will coach the football team. That’s what I’m going to do. Nothing is changing in that structure.” Gates was fired on Dec. 31 after a 23-25 record over three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Maccagnan hired Gase on Jan. 11. 89shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Adam GasefeaturedJordan LeggettNew York JetsPittsburgh SteelersSteelers Up Next Steelers Sign Justin Layne, Last of 2019 Draft Picks to Ink Contract Don't Miss Steelers Sign 6, Including Veteran Receiver Johnny Holton Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers5 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers7 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers9 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!