The Jets are bringing back a promising piece of their defense from last season.
The team announced on Monday that they have re-signed linebacker Brandon Copeland.
Copeland, 27, had a career-year with the Jets last season, recording five sacks and 14 quarterback hits in addition to 35 tackles in 16 games.
He had visited with the Detroit Lions last week, where he played for two seasons before the Jets, but ultimately decided to return to New York on a one-year, $1.25 million deal, with a max value of $3 million, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The Jets also announced that they re-signed backup tight end Neal Sterling.
Sterling, 27, played in five games for the Jets last season and had six catches for 47 yards.