Jets claim Clive Walford off waivers

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The Jets spent some time at the league meetings last week talking up tight end Jordan Leggett after he missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury, but they aren’t putting all their eggs in that basket after Austin Seferian-Jenkins left for the Jaguars as a free agent.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets have claimed tight end Clive Walford off of waivers. Walford was dropped by the Raiders last week.

Walford was a third-round pick in 2015 and caught 28 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. He was involved in an ATV accident that injured his knee before the 2016 season, but played 15 games and caught 33 passes for 359 yards that year before seeing his playing time and production drop sharply in 2017. He’s set to make $1.9 million in the final year of his rookie deal.

Eric Tomlinson and Neal Sterling round out the tight end group for the Jets and more company could come in the draft later this month.

9 responses to “Jets claim Clive Walford off waivers

  1. this guy could be a good cheap pick up for the Jets… now if they can only get someone to throw the ball to him.

  2. Never the same after that ATV accident. Had a few flashes before that but would disappear for weeks at a time. Physically he has all the tools.

  3. They got rid of practically all the receivers from last year, including Corderelle Patterson and Michael Crabtree, and now one of their TE. The coach says the first round pick Amari Cooper has to perform better. Seems like all their receivers have had down years. Are they all having bad years or did the guy who threw the ball to them have a bad year?

  4. omeimontis says:
    April 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    They got rid of practically all the receivers from last year, including Corderelle Patterson and Michael Crabtree, and now one of their TE. The coach says the first round pick Amari Cooper has to perform better. Seems like all their receivers have had down years. Are they all having bad years or did the guy who threw the ball to them have a bad year?

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    Well actually they only got rid of one if you think about it. Patterson was only used on trick plays and was a PR, and Walford didn’t do much with Cook starting.

  5. Pretty decent player. I wish the Raiders would have kept him. Good luck in the Big Apple Clive.

  6. Derek Carr missed one game with a broken bone in his back, and Oakland’s OC last year (since fired) destroyed a solid offense.

    Clive Walford is a baller, rooting for him

  7. I think it’s a good pick-up for the Jets. I don’t think the Raiders ever really utilized his talents enough. He did have a tendency to disappear or disappoint a few times, but that could very well have been the Raiders staff. They just didn’t use catching TE’s that much the last few years, to their detriment. I bet NY will get more out of him with a rookie or journey man QB who likes to check down more often. Good luck Clive, I wish you well.

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