Jets claim tight end Clive Walford off waivers

The New York Jets claimed former Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford off waivers on Monday.

Allen has the traits of a veteran when he rushes, showing lane discipline and the hands to win on contact. Plus, as a base defender, he has the strength to battle in the run game. Healthy again, I see a high ceiling for the former No. 17 overall pick heading into his second season as a key piece of the defensive front in Washington.

The fifth-round pick caught 43 passes for 515 yards with two scores as a rookie, but I expect improvement from the former Hawkeye in Year 2. Due to his fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense as a versatile pass-catcher, Kittle could near the 60-catch mark in 2018.

With 4.5 speed, and the formation flexibility to bump into the slot, Kittle has the ability to work the middle of the field, catch the ball off play-action and serve as an inside matchup piece for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Think of Kittle as a move tight end/H-back who can block in the run game and also slip out of the backfield to give Garoppolo a high-percentage target underneath.

ESPN.com has reported the most viable candidates are Charleston, South Carolina, billionaire Ben Navarro and Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner and hedge-fund billionaire David Tepper.

Fanatics owner Michael Rubin and Bedrock Industries LP chairman and CEO Alan Kestenbaum also are involved in the bidding that reached $2.5 billion last week, according to Bloomberg.

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that the Panthers have three really qualified candidates bidding to purchase the team, after the league gave a progress report on the sale.

The Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy views in-game adjustments as a matter of concise communication. Can a coach, in a manner of seconds or a minute, talk through a development with a player to fix a problem or change a strategy Video would show them an indisputable answer, but could perhaps eliminate the essential verbal communication. (Parents of kids with any type of electronic device would understand.)
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