Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.

The team announced the move Tuesday -- a day after New York claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from Oakland.

The Jets also have Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett and Neal Sterling at the tight end position.

Hodges was a sixth-round draft pick of Minnesota last year out of Virginia Tech, where he had 133 catches for 1,747 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons.

The 6-foot-6, 257-pound Hodges was waived-injured last September after suffering a concussion in the Vikings' preseason finale. Hodges was signed to Carolina's practice squad and released last October.