Cooper signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday. Cooper was released by the Lions on Monday, but his time on the open market hardly lasted a day. The seven-year NFL veteran will now compete for a likely depth role in the Jets' secondary.
Cooper was released by the Lions on Monday. Cooper spent the offseason with Detroit after starting two games with the Bears in 2018. The 29-year-old cornerback will now search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.
Cooper re-signed with the Lions on Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Cooper played two games with the Bears last season before getting waived and subsequently claimed by the Lions. All-in-all he suited up for six total games and recorded just one tackle. The 29-year-old journeyman projects as a depth corner If he ultimately earns a spot on Detroit's 53-man roster.
Cooper recorded one tackle in six games during the 2018 season. Cooper began the season in Chicago but was cut loose after two games. He eventually resurfaced in Detroit but only saw action on defense in three games. Cooper will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
Cooper (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Cooper sat out Detriot's loss to the Bills in Week 15, but now appears on track to retake the field. If the veteran is able to suit up against the Vikings on Sunday, he could see rotational snaps in the Lions' secondary.
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