Jets re-sign Brandon Copeland, Neal Sterling
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed outside linebacker Brandon Copeland and tight end Neal Sterling.
Copeland had a career-high five sacks last year in his first...
Free Agency-Jets Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Josh McCown, RB Bilal Powell, WR Jermaine Kearse, LG James Carpenter, CB Morris Claiborne, CB Buster Skrine, CB Darryl Roberts, K Jason...
Jets’ Darnold sits out again, appears unlikely vs. Patriots
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold sat out team drills for a second straight day of practice, increasing the likelihood he'll sit out against New England on Sunday.
Darnold strained his right foot against Miami on Nov. 4 and didn't play the following week against Buffalo. Josh McCown will start in Darnold's place again if the youngster is unable to play.
Steelers’ Watt among several fined by NFL for QB hits
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt has been fined $20,054 by the NFL for his hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, and the Steelers linebacker says he will appeal it.
Watt rolled into the right leg of Ryan during the Steelers' 41-17 victory last Sunday and was called for roughing the passer. Watt, who had three sacks and was named the AFC defensive player of the week, said earlier in the week that he pulled his hands off the quarterback and that can be seen in the film.
Jets sign LB Brandon Copeland, re-sign DL Xavier Cooper
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed former Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland and re-signed defensive lineman Xavier Cooper on Monday.
Copeland missed last season after tearing a pectoral muscle during the preseason. He had 30 tackles and one forced fumble in 32 games the previous two seasons with the Lions.
The 26-year-old Copeland is expected to serve as a backup on defense and be a key part of the Jets' special teams unit.
Detroit Lions free agency capsule
DETROIT LIONS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DTs Haloti Ngata and Jordan Hill; LBs Tahir Whitehead, Nick Bellore, Dwight Freeney and LB Paul Worrilow; CBs D.J. Hayden and Nevin Lawson; C Travis Swanson; Ss Don Carey and S Tavon Wilson; TE Darren Fells; OTs Greg Robinson and Don Barclay; RB Mike James.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR TJ Jones; LB Brandon Copeland; OL Zac Kerin; RB Zach Zenner.
Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have more than 20 players set to hit free agency. Most are unrestricted, meaning they are free to sign with any team at the beginning of the new league year in March.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have tendered defensive ends Kerry Hyder and Brandon Copeland and wide receiver TJ Jones.
Allen Park — Here are some notes and observations from the Lions' training camp practice on Monday:
¦The big story of the day was obviously the skirmish between Laken Tomlinson and Stefan Charles, which took away from a highly competitive and entertaining series of matchups between the offensive and defensive lines in the pass-rush drill.
Riley Reiff continued his strong camp staying in front of Ezekiel Ansah on a rush from the right tackle side. Rookie Taylor...