Leggett has high hopes for second season with Jets

Jordan Leggett feels as if he hasn’t played football in forever.

Sidelined his rookie season with the New York Jets because of a right knee injury, the former Navarre standout is eager to play the game he loves, to showcase the skills that put him in a position to make it to the NFL in the first place.

He participated in the Jets’ minicamp earlier this year as well as OTAs (Organized Team Activities) and looked sharp, though he did wear a brace the entire time. But that isn’t because he isn’t anywhere near 100 percent – in fact he’ll tell you he’s very close to it. The brace is more for his own peace of mind.

“I’m still trying to get used to wearing it,” Leggett said. “It’s not mandatory. Dr. (James) Andrews has cleared me to be without it. I just feel safer in it. I’m getting used to doing everything I did before I had the brace.”

That’s good news for a player who loves the game with a passion, a player who gives his best effort every time he’s on the field.

Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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