Patriots will not be signing tight end Jordan Leggett, contrary to reports

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Never mind! Despite reports that the Patriots planned to sign free-agent tight end Jordan Leggett, a new report says they will not be signing him after all.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Pats have decided not to sign Leggett after bringing him in for a visit. To be fair to Ian Rapoport, who had the initial report, the Patriots only intended to sign Leggett "if all goes well with COVID-19 testing and physicals." So perhaps something went sideways there.

Still no confirmation on defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, who was also expected to sign with the Patriots along with Leggett. The Pats have yet to make his signing official. Same goes for veteran running back Lamar Miller, whom the team reportedly agreed to sign on Monday.

Dec 2, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets tight end Jordan Leggett (86) is tackled by Tennessee Titans cornerback LeShaun Sims (36) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The Patriots wont be signing tight end Jordan Leggett, after all. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Leggett may not be a Patriot, but don't be surprised if they add a free-agent tight end with some experience at some point during training camp. As this is being written, four of the Patriots' five TEs on the depth chart are rookies: third-round picks Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, and undrafted free agents Jake Burt and Rashod Berry. Third-year pro Ryan Izzo rounds out the group.

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Stay tuned for any new reports on the Patriots signing a tight end. Hopefully the next one is official. We'll have you covered throughout 2020 training camp.

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