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Jets Sign Veteran CB Marcus Cooper, Waive TE Nick Truesdell

Rutgers Product Was Drafted by SF, Played for KC, Arizona, Chicago & Detroit

Detroit Lions defensive back Marcus Cooper (21) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Jets have signed seventh-year cornerback Marcus Cooper and waived TE Nick Truesdell.

Cooper (6'2", 197) is a product of football in Northeast, having played his high school ball in Bloomfield, CT, where he set school career marks in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns, and his college ball for Rutgers.

He was a seventh-round selection of San Francisco (252nd overall out of 254 picks that year) in the 2013 draft. The 49ers made him a final cut that fall.

He proceeded to play for Kansas City for three seasons and made stops with Arizona — he had a career-high four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, for the Cardinals in 2016 — Chicago and the final four games of last season with Detroit.

For his career, Cooper has played in 74 regular-season games (28 starts) with seven INTs, 36 pass defenses and 154 tackles.

The well-traveled Truesdell, who played collegiately at Cincinnati and also attended Grand Rapids Community College, most recently signed with the Jets on Aug. 10. He previously signed with the Jets on Aug. 4 before being released two days later. Truesdell had a couple of stints in the Indoor Football League (IFL) and multiple stops in the Arena Football League (AFL) and had brief stays with the Colts and the Vikings and most recently played with the Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance for American Football.

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