Here's another welcome addition at a position of need:
Jets claimed former Raiders’ TE Clive Walford on waivers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2018
Walford gives the team a more experienced veteran option than the trio currently on the roster - Eric Tomlinson, Neal Sterling and Jordan Leggett. If these are the four main tight ends they head to camp with, it could be an interesting battle for playing time.
Walford, who is 26 and a former third-round pick, is under contract for 2018 at a salary of just over $1.9 million. He had a disappointing 2017 season after dropping to third on the depth chart, only catching three passes in the first 12 games and ending up with nine.
In his first two seasons, Walford had shown promise with 61 receptions. He had 359 yards and three touchdowns in 2016, which compares favorably to Austin Seferian-Jenkins' output (357 and three touchdowns) in 2017.
We'll have a detailed look at Walford later this month.