The Jets used a 4th-round pick on Miami TE Chris Herndon. He tore his MCL in last year's regular-season finale and wasn't able to workout pre-draft, but Herndon looks plenty athletic on tape. He was a 3-year starter for the 'Canes and left school with a 12.2 yards-per-catch average. This landing spot is as good as it gets. Herndon's competition for 2018 snaps and targets consists of Clive Walford, Jordan Leggett and Eric Tomlinson.
The Jets have signed TE Clive Walford. The 2015 third-round was a major bust in Oakland, totaling just 70 catches and 6 TDs across the past 3 seasons. He's still just 26, though, and looked like a promising prospect coming out of Miami. Most importantly, Walford is joining a Jets TE depth chart that includes only Jordan Leggett, Neal Sterling and Eric Tomlinson. Walford might just be the favorite to lead the group in targets this year. He's not someone to aggressively pursue in early best-ball drafts, but he'll be worth monitoring this summer.
The Raiders have signed TE Jared Cook, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook has largely been a disappointment through his 8-year career, but he came up big for the Packers late last season and in the playoffs, totaling 31 catches, 408 yards and 2 TDs. He joins an Oakland offense that could use a 3rd option in the passing game behind WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Raiders TEs combined for 83 targets last year -- a number Cook should hit by himself in 2017. He'll be an intriguing TE2 targets in fantasy drafts this summer. TE Clive Walford's arrow is pointing down after a disappointing sophomore season.
Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee) is active for Week 6. He’s not much of a fantasy option vs. the Chiefs’ 8th-ranked TE defense.
Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs after a limited week of practice. He won't be at 100% if he plays and gets the league's 8th-ranked TE defense. Walford shouldn't be in Week 6 fantasy lineups.
Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Chargers. We hope you weren’t counting on him.
Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers after a limited week of practice. The team is “holding out hope” he can play, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Walford shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.
Raiders TE Clive Walford (leg) returned to practice on Thursday. There was "never any real concern" about Walford's availability for this weekend's game vs. the Chargers, according to insider Scott Bair. Walford has been held under 30 yards without a TD in 3 of 4 games. He's just a TE2, even with a matchup against the #24 TE defense.
Raiders TE Clive Walford limped off in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game at Baltimore after taking a hard shot to his right knee. We'll keep an eye out for updates on his status this week. Oakland gets a nice home matchup with the Chargers in Week 5.
Raiders TE Clive Walford will be a "big part of what we do,” according to OC Musgrave said. “He has a lot of ability," Musgrave added. Oakland spent a 3rd-round pick last year on Walford, who caught 15 balls over his final 5 games as a rookie. He missed spring workouts after injuring his knee in an ATV accident but has participated in all but 1 training-camp practice. Walford has the talent to emerge as the #3 target in the Raiders' passing game and is an intriguing target at his 15th-round ADP.
Per ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Raiders TE Clive Walford will be “eased in” at the start of training camp. The 2nd-year TE is recovering from a lacerated knee. We’ll track his progress, but with Derek Carr ascending, Walford makes for a fine target at his Round 14 ADP.
Raiders TE Clive Walford injured his knee in an ATV crash earlier this offseason, according to Fox Sports. We don't have any details on the injury, but Walford reportedly underwent surgery and will miss spring workouts. He's expected back sometime during training camp, possibly for the start of it. "May not be as bad as originally thought," a source says. We'll keep an eye on Walford's status over the next few months. The 2015 3rd-rounder had a promising finish to his rookie campaign, hauling in 15 balls for 178 yards over his final 5 games.
Raiders TE Clive Walford took the field Tuesday for the 1st time since training camp began, according to Steve Corkran of RaiderBeat.com. The rookie had been dealing with a hamstring strain. There have been reports this summer that the team wants Walford to start this season. We'll see if he can progress to that point. The 4th-round pick has a long way to go to get on the 2015 redraft radar.
Rookie TE Clive Walford has “demonstrated the ability to get up the seam and use his big body to shield defenders,” per Jerry Knaak of Raiders.com. Walford ran a 4.79 forty-yard dash at the Combine, but he plays faster on the field. With pro-ready blocking ability, the Miami product has a real chance to out-snap 3rd-year TE Mychal Rivera this season. Still, we consider Walford more of a potential in-season pickup than a late-round flier.
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