Jets sign D-lineman Courtney Upshaw after minicamp tryout

by Associated Press on June 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw after a three-day tryout during minicamp.

Upshaw spent the last two seasons with Atlanta after being a second-round draft pick by Baltimore out of Alabama in 2012. He has seven career sacks, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 215 tackles in six NFL seasons.

Upshaw originally entered the league as a linebacker and played there for the Ravens while helping them win the Super Bowl in 2013. He signed with Atlanta in 2016, moved to defensive line and played in the Super Bowl with the Falcons that season.

To make room on the roster Thursday, the Jets waived defensive lineman Chris Jones, who was signed on June 5. He has also spent time with Tampa Bay, New England, Miami and San Francisco during his five-year career.

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