Bucs Awarded Jets Tight End On Waivers

May 21st, 2019

Now this is a minor surprise.

And it might trouble Canadian Bucs fans.

Today Tampa Bay was awarded tight end Jordan Leggett off waivers after the Jets cut Monday. The Bucs and four other teams put in a claim, per ProFootballTalk.com.

A fifth-round pick in 2017, Leggett blew his knee out as a rookie and didn’t play in that regular season. He caught 14 balls last year with a touchdown and 114 yards receiving, in addition to special teams work.

The reason Joe mentions the Canadians is because Bucs third-year tight end Anthony Auclair is the pride of college football in Canada, arriving to Tampa Bay undrafted in 2017. He has nine career catches and is mostly a special teams threat.

Leggett certainly is a threat to Auclair’s job security; he has two seasons remaining on a very inexpensive rookie contract.

18 Responses to “Bucs Awarded Jets Tight End On Waivers”

  1. Ghingus Kwon Says:

    might also mean there is a Brate trade in the works

  2. GMC’s Legacy Says:

    Think Ghingus Kwon is on to something here. They still need to clear some money for those rookie contracts.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    brate for duke?….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  4. Colin in Canada Says:

    Auclair is not only Canadian but he played Canadian college football which is good football but guys rarely ever go to the NFL after playing there.

    Hopefully we can keep both!

    I could be wrong but despite his size i would say Leggett is more of a split out TE like Brate and Auclair is more of a backup to Howard. But who knows with the new offensive scheme.

    Good pickup if he is able to stay healthy.

  5. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I agree about the Brate comment

  6. SenileSenior Says:

    Competition is heating up. I had heard a report that Auclair was doing just fine and has shown improvement in pass catching this year.

    He and Leggett are comparable in size and weight.
    Go Bucs!!!

  7. Bucsneedhelp Says:

    If they trade brate they save 7 mil in cap if they release him they don’t get any cap relief.

  8. GetOverIt Says:

    Auclair also has 2 years remaining on an inexpensive rookie contract. Competition for the 3rd/4th TE is good, because they WILL see action at some point.

    Bowles knows this guy, and they wanted him, so he could be a nice addition to the bottom of the roster.

  9. Bird Says:


    Brate might be gonzo and his roughly 7 mil.
    Auclair would be #2

    Auclair is more legit then Leggett

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This roster is nowhere near complete…..

  11. BucsBall80 Says:

    Yep I new this was a possibility. Brate could be traded. And I still think they make a move for Leonard William’s. Word is Bell could be traded too.

  12. delson Says:

    Jordan Leggett is the same type of te as oj Howard. He was used as an inline blocker. Hes pretty athletic and had more oppurtunities than howard in college as a ball catcher. I scouted him and Howard that year for my own personal preference.

  13. Frank Pillow Says:

    Howard really needs to prove he can take the beating of a full NFL season— his talent is only going to be limited by his durability.

  14. DanBucsfan Says:

    Camp meat

  15. Stonedbuc Says:

    All of you in the comments sections are just humming to joes whistle. Did you know Leonard Williams and duke johnson we’re up for trade before joe said it? Or are you just hoping we trade any players for those 2 guys lol. There are plenty or other players we can trade for. Not just 2 players that aren’t wanted on BAD teams….. BAD teams don’t get rid of good players. Why would we want them?

  16. joestang Says:

    Licht is out of control, he wont stop until this team is stripped of money and talent. WAKE UP AND FIRE LICHT.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    brate is so gone…auclair is the new back up

  18. BucsBall80 Says:

    Brate is coming off surgery. Hes a Koeter guy. Didnt Joe say the Public Relation staff was getting stank eye about asking on Brates injury. If he dosent get cleared, can they give him a injury settlement and release him? Or pit him on PUP list? And if he goes on PUP list does his cap hit come off?