Jets Sign CB Marcus Cooper, Waive TE Nick Truesdell


The New York Jets announced Tuesday that they’ve signed CB Marcus Cooper to a contract and waived TE Nick Truesdell.

Cooper, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2013. He was unable to make the 49ers’ 53-man roster during his rookie season but was later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.

The Chiefs traded Cooper to the Cardinals in return for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick and he played out his contract before signing a three-year, $16 million deal with the Bears in 2017.

Unfortunately, the Bears cut him loose last year and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Lions. Detroit made the decision to release Cooper on Monday. 

In 2018, Cooper appeared in two games for the Bears and four games for the Lions, recording one tackle, one forced fumble, and no interceptions.

Truesdell, 29, wound up signing on with the Colorado Ice of the Arena Football League as an undrafted free agent out of Grand Rapids back in 2014. He later played for the Spokane Shock and the Portland Steel before joining the Colts in 2016.

Unfortunately, Truesdell lasted just a few days in Indianapolis before he was waived. He had a brief stint with the Vikings before the Jets signed him to a contract in last week. 

During his three-year Arena league career, Truesdell caught 127 passes for 1,527 yards receiving and 38 touchdowns for Spokane and Portland.

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