Jets waive Neal Sterling

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The Jets waived tight end Neal Sterling, the team announced Thursday. They could use the roster spot to activate wide receiver Jalin Marshall after his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy.

It also is a sign that rookie tight end Jordan Leggett, who missed the first four games with a knee injury, could return this week.

The Jaguars made Sterling a seventh-round pick in 2015. Jacksonville waived him at the start of his rookie season but he signed to the team’s practice squad and ended up earning a promotion and playing in nine games.

He signed with the Jets after the Jaguars waived him before the start of the season.

Sterling, 25, has one catch for 8 yards in three games this season and 13 receptions for 118 yards in his career.