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Jets Sign Jake Heaps and J.C. Copeland

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In what will undoubtedly not be remembered as the biggest news of the day, the Jets signed a pair of tryout players to contracts.

Heaps was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school. He bounced around multiple different colleges (BYU, Kansas, and Miami) but did not play consistently well. The story sounds like Matt Simms: The Sequel. Unless somebody gets hurt in the preseason, Heaps is probably competing for the number four quarterback role, which would likely come on the practice squad.

Copeland is a 271 pound lead blocking prospect out of LSU. He was in camp a year ago with the Dallas Cowboys but was cut before the end of preseason. Although the fullback position is becoming less and less important in the NFL, Copeland has a viable path to the roster as a specialist.