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TE Jordan Leggett - New York Jets

6-5, 258Born: 1-31-1995College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 5

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He is listed as doubtful on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Sep 22): did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 21): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 20): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 3: vs Miami Dolphins

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FBG says: Tough matchup. It's hard to find a less-inspiring passing game than that of the Jets. Take the fact that 38-year-old Josh McCown, he of the career 78.2 passer rating and 3.2% interception rate, is their runaway top option to start under center. Or, consider that Seahawks castoff Jermaine Kearse, ideally a special-teams ace and run-blocking WR3, has been by far the team's most efficient receiver. Altogether, this is an offense that's produced just 176.5 passing yards per game, and a pitiful 4.73 adjusted yards per attempt. There's a glint of optimism, at least, in the return of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins from suspension. Considering his natural abilities and the team's yard-sale level of pass-catching talent, there's a decent chance he emerges as a voluminous splash-play threat out of the gate. His matchup is certainly cherry, fresh off a 2016 that saw the Dolphins destroyed by tight ends. Miami's pass defense was a mixed bag in their 2017 debut. The Dolphins got solid play from cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Maxwell, but their lack of pass rush (three quarterback hits, one sack) allowed Philip Rivers to generally carve up the secondary (31-of-39 passing for a stout 8.49-yard average). Still, this unit is looking at a dream matchup and opportunity to tune up against the woeful Jets offense. On the back end, Howard and Maxwell are absolutely strong enough in man coverage to neutralize the Jets receivers, all of whom are ideally NFL WR3/4 types at best. And Cameron Wake and company will have another crack at pass-rushing success against a poor offensive line. Where the Dolphins are most vulnerable, regardless of matchup, is in defending the tight end position. Over their past 17 games, opposing tight ends have averaged 62.1 yards per game and caught a whopping 11 touchdowns. If Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in game shape, he could create a few mismatches up the seams and in short yardage.

Latest News

Jets | Week 3 status report for NYJ (Fri Sep 22, 04:10 PM) - New York Jets TE Will Tye (illness) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) are questionable for Week 3. Wilkerson and FS Rontez Miles (eye) were limited participants in practice Friday, Sept. 22. Miles is listed as doubtful. OG Brian Winters (abdomen), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) did not practice and are out, while TE Jordan Leggett (knee) also did not practice but is doubtful. DE Leonard Williams (wrist), TE Neal Sterling (knee), DL Steve McLendon (hamstring), OL Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), RB Matt Forte (knee), LB Bruce Carter (ankle), OG James Carpenter (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) and WR Robby Anderson (knee) all practiced in full and are not on the injury report.

Our View: Wilkerson is one of the best players left on the Jets defense. If he's less than full strength, the Dolphins offense's job gets even easier.
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Jets | Thursday practice report for NYJ (Thu Sep 21, 04:18 PM) - New York Jets TE Jordan Leggett (knee), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21. FS Rontez Miles (eye), TE Neal Sterling (ankle) and DE Leonard Williams (wrist) were limited during practice. OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), OG James Carpenter (shoulder), LB Bruce Carter (ankle), C Jonotthan Harrison (concussion) and DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Jets | Wednesday injury report for Jets (Wed Sep 20, 05:43 PM) - New York Jets LB Freddie Bishop (ankle), OG Brian Winters (abdomen), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow), TE Jordan Leggett (knee), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder), C Jonotthan Harrison (concussion) and TE Neal Sterling (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. FS Rontez Miles (eye) was limited. LB Bruce Carter (ankle), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), OG James Carpenter (shoulder), DL Steve McLendon (hamstring) and DE Leonard Williams (wrist) were full go.

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Jets | Week 2 inactives for Jets (Sun Sep 17, 02:46 PM) - The New York Jets have declared LB Bruce Carter, QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, TE Eric Tomlinson, C Jonotthan Harrison, TE Jordan Leggett, FS Rontez Miles inactive for Week 2.

Jets | Week 2 injury report for Jets (Fri Sep 15, 06:05 PM) - New York Jets LB Bruce Carter (ankle), C Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), TE Jordan Leggett (knee), FS Rontez Miles (eye), LB Edmond Robinson (groin) and TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 2. OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), OG James Carpenter (shoulder), CB Morris Claiborne (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) and DE Leonard Williams (wrist) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Schedule

3vs Miami Dolphins
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5@ Cleveland Browns
6vs New England Patriots
7@ Miami Dolphins
8vs Atlanta Falcons
9vs Buffalo Bills
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Carolina Panthers
13vs Kansas City Chiefs
14@ Denver Broncos
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Los Angeles Chargers
17@ New England Patriots