A former Scarlet Knights defensive back signed with the New York Jets Tuesday.

Marcus Cooper, a six-year NFL veteran, signed with the Jets just one day after being cut by the Detroit Lions. He returns to the northeast region after playing at Rutgers from 2009-12.

Cooper recorded 88 tackles and an interception during his career with the Scarlet Knights. He was a key contributor on nine-win teams in 2011-12, the last two times Rutgers reached the nine-win plateau.

Cooper has 36 passes defended and seven interceptions in his NFL career. Hopefully, he will make an impact with New York in 2019.