FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent punter Matt Darr and waived tight end Jordan Leggett.
Darr, who will compete with Lachlan Edwards for the punting duties,...
Jets’ Leggett helping raise awareness for abdominal injuries
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Leggett remembers the sudden buzz on the sideline and in the stands as cellphones lit up with texts delivering the scary news.
A young player from a rival high school football squad in Florida had been seriously injured during a game and he might not make it.
"Everybody on the team where I was from was like, 'Oh, man, he must've just got like a big hit,'" the New York Jets tight end recalled. "We heard later that he passed away, so it was kind of a big deal."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Chris Herndon, their fourth-round draft pick, to a four-year contract.
The team announced the signing Monday, the day before organized team activities were to begin.
Quarterback Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall selection, is the only player among the Jets' six-man draft class who remains unsigned.
Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.
The team announced the move Tuesday — a day after New York claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from Oakland.
The Jets also have Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett and Neal Sterling at the tight end position.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from the Oakland Raiders.
The Jets announced the move Monday. It provides New York depth at tight end after Austin Seferian-Jenkins recently signed with Jacksonville as a free agent.
Tight ends Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett and Neal Sterling are also on the roster.
Jets place rookie TE Leggett on IR, sign DL Cooper
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed rookie tight end Jordan Leggett on injured reserve and signed defensive lineman Xavier Cooper.
Leggett was a fifth-round draft pick out of Clemson this year. He was inactive for the first eight games after injuring a knee during the preseason. There was some hope that Leggett might be able to return soon, but his knee swelled after a recent practice.
Jets starters Skrine, Shell out vs. Falcons with injuries
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets starting cornerback Buster Skrine and right tackle Brandon Shell won't play against the Atlanta Falcons because of injuries.
Skrine suffered a concussion last week at Miami and has been in the league's protocol for head injuries. He sat out practice all week, and coach Todd Bowles ruled him out Friday.
Jets sign Sterling off Chiefs’ practice squad; Coleman on IR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Neal Sterling off the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad and placed cornerback Xavier Coleman on injured reserve.
Sterling had one catch for 8 yards while playing in three games with the Jets earlier this season after being signed as a free agent on Sept. 3. He was signed to Kansas City's practice squad on Oct. 7, two days after being waived by New York.
Deacons brace for ‘better’ Clemson team
Coming off a national championship and having two players picked in the first of the 2017 NFL Draft, one of three things was possible for Clemson football: it could drop off, it could be at the same level or, somehow, it could improve.
The third scenario appears to be the case for the Tigers.
Jets’ Forte remains sidelined, appears unlikely to play
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte remains sidelined with turf toe and a knee ailment, and could miss his second straight game.
Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that it would be unlikely Forte will play at Cleveland on Sunday if he doesn't participate in practice on Friday. Bilal Powell started in Forte's place last weekend and ran for a career-high 163 yards in the Jets' 23-20 win over Jacksonville.
Jets waive TE Tye, release RB Murphy from practice squad
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived tight end Will Tye and released running back Marcus Murphy from the practice squad.
Tye was claimed off waivers last month from the Giants, where he played the last two seasons. The former Stony Brook star had four catches for 38 yards in three games for the Jets.
Jets rule 6 players out for Raiders game
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have ruled out six players for their game against the Oakland Raiders, including starting tight end Eric Tomlinson.
Tomlinson injured his left elbow while making the second of two catches in the Jets' season-opening loss at Buffalo last Sunday. Rookie Jordan Leggett (knee) is also out, leaving New York with only Will Tye and Neal Sterling as healthy tight ends on the roster.
Jets sign former Jaguars, Monmouth tight end Neal Sterling
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Neal Sterling and waived wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow.
Sterling, a seventh-round draft pick out of Monmouth University in 2015, has 12 career catches for 110 yards in 19 games. The converted wide receiver was waived by the Jaguars on Sunday.
Jets claim 4 off waivers, including former Giants TE Tye
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Tye is switching uniforms and staying in the same home stadium.
The New York Jets claimed the former Giants tight end off waivers Sunday, a day after NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 90 to 53 players.
Odell Beckham Jr. misses Giants-Jets with ankle injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is sitting out the Giants-Jets preseason game with a sprained left ankle.
The dynamic Giants receiver did not practice this week after being hurt Monday night in a preseason loss to the Browns in Cleveland.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo has said little about the injury other than his top receiver is getting treatment and is day to day.
Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson catches on as big-time blocker
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Eric Tomlinson is a big, burly tight end whose main job for the New York Jets isn't catching footballs, it's throwing blocks on defenders.
That's the gritty, unglamorous life of a so-called blocking tight end in the NFL — and Tomlinson fully embraces the role.
Sapakoff: Clemson play-callers Elliott, Scott are up to the post-Watson challenge
CLEMSON – Deshaun Watson as a college quarterback would have made any “Bachelorette” contestant look like a genius play-caller.
Clemson’s national championship winning, two-time Heisman Trophy finalist also had some consistently productive friends. Mike Williams, Artavis Scott, Jordan Leggett and Wayne Gallman have gone to the NFL, too.
From quarterbacks to punters, five questions Clemson faces heading into fall camp
CLEMSON — For months it has been all about speculation and questions.
Thursday marks the beginning of some answers.
Nearly seven months after Clemson’s football team won its second national championship, fall camp officially kicks off this week as the country turns its eyes toward Death Valley to see how the Tigers respond after 2016.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kelly Bryant will start summer camp as Clemson's starting quarterback and will get the first shot at replacing the Tigers' All-American Deshaun Watson.
Bryant was listed as the starter on the Tigers summer depth chart released on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound junior has spent the past two seasons as a backup for Watson and Nick Schussler.
After lots of trades and picks, Jets fill big needs in draft
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets went wheeling and dealing at the NFL draft, and filled a handful of needs with their nine picks.
The Jets capped Saturday by making three trades, even gaining a pick next year in the process, giving them five deals during the three-day draft.
"You roll the dice a little bit when you move back," Maccagnan said. "But there were situations that we felt, hey, there might still be some players that we can get or acquire."
NFL Draft Day 3: Slew of former Tigers hopeful to get the call
CLEMSON — As the NFL Draft turns to the third and final day featuring rounds four through seven, a slew of former Clemson football players are likely to hear their name called Saturday afternoon.
Wide receiver Mike Williams (Round 1, No. 7), quarterback Deshaun Watson (Round 1, No. 12) and cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (Round 3, No. 97) have already landed with the Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins, respectively.
NFL Draft Day 2: Tankersley, Leggett and Watkins could go in Rounds 2-3
CLEMSON — Thursday night was Mike Williams' and Deshaun Watson's time in the spotlight. Friday night, a trio of Clemson players could be due up next.
With the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL draft set for 7 p.m. Friday, analysts believe cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, tight end Jordan Leggett and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins could be the next set of Clemson players to hear their names called by one of the 32 professional teams.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson ‘slinging it’ at Clemson pro day
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Deshaun Watson put on an impressive show for NFL teams, making the case at the Tigers' pro day that he should be the first quarterback taken in next month's draft.
Watson went through a crisp workout for scouts and evaluators for all 32 teams, including three head coaches: Tennessee's Mike Mularky, Chicago's John Fox and Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin.
On The Beat: Clemson’s post-Leggett tight end battle begins
CLEMSON - After quarterback Deshaun Watson, the next most difficult player to replace from Clemson’s national championship team is probably tight end Jordan Leggett. As a senior, Leggett caught 46 passes for 736 yards and seven touchdowns.
His diving catch to extend Clemson’s game-winning touchdown drive against Alabama has become legendary. It was one of seven passes Leggett caught in Tampa.
Year of change starts for reigning national champion Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney walked into offseason drills last month and spun his head around.
"I was looking for Deshaun (Watson) and I couldn't find him," Swinney quipped Wednesday.
It will be a year of adjustments and change for the Tigers, who began spring drills less than two months after Watson led them to the program's second national championship.
As nine Clemson players head to NFL combine, interview process will be equally important as on-field workouts
CLEMSON — Network television and evening highlight reels will show the 40-yard dash times and flashy plays on the field. But off of it, behind closed doors with just 15 minutes to prove themselves, nine Clemson players are poised for the biggest job interviews of their lives this week.
Nine Clemson players receive NFL Scouting Combine invitations
The official NFL Scouting Combine invitation list has been released and, as expected, is littered with Clemson players — nine to be exact.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson, wide receiver Mike Williams, linebacker Ben Boulware, running back Wayne Gallman, safety Jadar Johnson, tight end Jordan Leggett, wide receiver Artavis Scott, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins all got the nod.
Clemson’s receiver trio comes up big vs. Bama in title game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Williams took a few steps backward after the final snap, flopped to the ground and waited for the confetti to start falling.
It was his least acrobatic move of the night.
Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Jordan Leggett were every bit as integral to Clemson's first national championship since 1981 as quarterback and offensive MVP Deshaun Watson.
Postcard from rainy Arizona: Keys for Clemson are winning 50-50 balls, stopping Samuel
GLENDALE, Ariz. – How about this for an upset?
It rained Saturday in metro Phoenix, which gets an average annual rainfall of eight inches. It might rain more.
So anything that happens at the Fiesta Bowl, where Clemson is a slight underdog in a College Football Playoff semifinal set for 7:10 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium, won’t be that surprising.
Sapakoff: Might not be much longer before Clemson loses Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott
CLEMSON – Close your eyes a few seconds. Postpone last-minute shopping. Imagine college football bowl season version 2021.
Yes, it’s the Medal of Honor Bowl at Charleston’s Johnson Hagood Stadium, Virginia vs. Kentucky. What a clash, what a coincidence: former Clemson offensive coordinators, ex-Tiger teammates and best buddies capping their first season as head coaches by facing each other.
2016 All-ACC teams
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, as announced Monday following a vote of 48 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, with first-team votes worth three points, second-team votes worth two points and third-team votes worth one point.
Silver Bluff product and current Clemson defensive back Cordrea Tankersley was one of eight Tigers to be named first-team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association on Monday.
Eighteen Clemson players were honored on one of the three teams or the honorable mention team. The nine first team selections are the most for the program since 1991 when Clemson also had nine. The record is 10 set by the 1978 team that finished with an 11-1 record and a No. 6 final ranking in both polls.
On the Beat: Nine Clemson players make all-ACC, but not some stars
CLEMSON — A conference-high nine Clemson players were awarded first-team all-ACC accolades from voting media Monday, and yet some of the more accomplished Tigers settled for second- or third-team honors.
For the first time in school history, three offensive linemen represent Clemson on the top squad. Center Jay Guillermo and right guard Tyrone Crowder each topped the voting at their respective positions, and left tackle Mitch Hyatt is also a first-teamer.
Louisville QB, 7 Clemson players picked to all-ACC 1st team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Division champion Clemson placed seven players on the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The league on Monday announced its all-conference teams as determined by a vote of 48 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Among the Tigers selected were receiver Mike Williams, tight end Jordan Leggett and three offensive linemen — but not quarterback Deshaun Watson, a second-team choice.
No. 4 Clemson seeking another win vs. rival South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney has been on the right side of the Clemson-South Carolina matchup enough times to know how good things are when you win.
"There's no question that there's a little different smiles on people's faces when you show up," Swinney joked.
Variety of Clemson receivers scoring touchdowns in bunches
CLEMSON — The assault on Clemson’s wide receiving records continues, and while many of Sammy Watkins school standards remain close to untouchable, there are multiple active Tigers taking their place among the program’s scoring leaders.
Hit the Links: The week of coverage leading up to Syracuse-Clemson
CLEMSON — Let’s all share a round of applause, one and all, for the first 3:30 p.m. kickoff of the year. Ideal for you, ideal for me.
While waiting to enjoy your appropriate timing to start and end your tailgate, here’s a few stories to get you caught up on everything ahead of Syracuse-Clemson:
Game advance | Syracuse brings 'a slingshot and a rock' to face No. 2-ranked Clemson
Inside the Game | Syracuse at No. 2 Clemson
Pigskin Picks | Split on Samford-Citadel, Clemson and Gamecocks roll
No. 3 Clemson’s path seems clear to championship goals
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 3 Clemson used a dramatic win at home over Notre Dame last year to kick start its run to the Atlantic Coast Conference title and the College Football Playoff. The Tigers' 42-36 victory over No. 7 Louisville on Saturday night looks like a similar boost — and the Tigers appear to have few hurdles on the way back to the top.