Jets sign QB Jake Heaps, fullback J.C. Copeland

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed quarterback Jake Heaps and fullback J.C. Copeland, both of whom participated in rookie minicamp over the weekend as tryout players.

To make room on their 90-man roster Monday, the Jets released cornerback Greg Henderson and safety Demarkus Perkins, undrafted free agents who were signed after the NFL draft.

Heaps joins Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Simms and Bryce Petty in the Jets' quarterback mix. He played two seasons at BYU, transferred to Kansas for a year and then went to Miami. He was 6 for 12 for 51 yards in three games for the Hurricanes last season.

Copeland was signed by Dallas last year as an undrafted free agent out of LSU, but was cut before the regular season.

---

AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.