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Jets re-sign Neal Sterling and Brandon Copeland

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The Jets have announced the re-signings of tight end Neal Sterling and linebacker Brandon Copeland.

I think it is safe to say the impact part of free agency is over. These are signings to help fill out the training camp roster.

Of the two, I would say Sterling has more potential. It is easy to forget, but he actually topped the tight end depth chart over Chris Herndon at the start of the 2017 season but was limited to 5 games due to ankle and concussion issues. I wouldn’t expect much from him, but the Jets have Jordan Leggett, Eric Tomlinson, and Daniel Brown behind Herndon. Bringing Sterling to camp is probably worth a shot.

Copeland joined the Jets last year and put together the finest season of his career. Still that career year included pedestrian production. If Copeland is anything more than a special teamer, it probably would indicate a problem.

Ultimately I wouldn’t expect to see either have much of an impact on the 2019 Jets, but you never know.