The Jets have cut tight end Clive Walford, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). It was reported yesterday that the team was shopping Walford, but New York apparently found no takers.
Walford was taken in the early third round back in 2015 by the Raiders, but never lived up to his potential. He received a lot of hype his first couple training camps, and was expected at various points to start at tight end for the Raiders, but ended up lasting just three years in Oakland.
The Raiders cut him back in March, and he was quickly scooped up by the Jets, who claimed him off waivers. The fact that Walford couldn’t make the Jets despite the team having very few proven options at tight end isn’t a good sign for his future.
Through three seasons in Oakland, Walford racked up 768 yards and six touchdowns on 70 catches. Due to the lack of tight end depth around the league and his draft status, it shouldn’t take too long for the former Miami Hurricane to resurface somewhere else.
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