Luvu was a pleasant surprise for the Jets last season as he recorded 22 tackles (17 solo) and three sacks as an undrafted rookie. Brandon Copeland re-signed with the Jets on a one-year deal, and the 22-year-old could push him for playing time with a strong offseason.
Luvu blew all expectations out of the water as an undrafted rookie last season and clearly made himself an obvious candidate for the Jets to retain for 2019. The Washington State product came on particularly strong down the stretch, recording 11 tackles and two sacks in the final six games. With Brandon Copeland set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, it's not out of the question for Luvu to compete for a starting spot ahead of the upcoming season.
Luvu (neck) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Luvu was sidelined in Week 9 due to a neck injury, and his availability for Week 10 was up in the air. The fact that Luvu was able to practice in full Thursday bodes well for his Week 10 availability. If the rookie is able to suit up Sunday, expect him to resume his role as a depth linebacker.
Luvu (neck) will not play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Luvu's status seemed to teeter back-and-forth this week but given the nature of neck injuries it seems as though the Jets have opted to play this one with added caution. Although technically not listed as a starter, Luvu has emerged as a frequently used outside linebacker in Todd Bowles' schemes. Perhaps Brandon Copeland will see a spike in responsibility with the rookie sidelined.
Luvu (neck) carries the questionable tag going into Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Luvu didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday. If the Washington State product misses time on Sunday, fellow linebacker Tarell Basham could see an increase in work.
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