The Jets signed linebacker Brandon Copeland, who missed last season with a torn pec, to a contract on Monday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.
Copeland, 26, recorded 30 combined tackles, half a sack and one forced fumble in 32 games with the Detroit Lions from 2015 and 2016.
"I'm a guy that's had a roller-coaster ride of a career, so part of that battle, for me, is being in a place where I feel like they value me," Copeland told NYJets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "From the jump, the Jets played no games letting me know and making sure I understood that."