Copeland signed his exclusive-rights contract tender with the Lions on Monday, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports. Copeland was primarily a special teams player for the Lions last season but also saw some time at both linebacker and defensive end. He'll likely remain in a similar role entering the 2017 campaign.
The Lions announced the signing of linebacker Brandon Copeland on Tuesday. Copeland impressed the Lions when he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL veterans combine. Copeland had spent time on the Titans' practice squad in 2013.
Linebacker Brandon Copeland signed a contract with the Lions, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. Copeland ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL veterans combine, which helped get him five visits around the league. Copeland signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent before joining the Titans' practice squad in 2013.
The Titans dumped 20 players Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.Tennessee cut the following players: T Jeff Adams, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, RB Antonio Andrews, DL Chigbo Anunoby, K Maikon Bonani, CB Tommie Campbell, TE Chase Coffman, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dominique Davis, DE Marcus Dixon, LB Moise Fokou, WR Marc Mariani, G Justin McCray, FB Collin Mooney, OL Eric Olsen, T William Poehls, WR Rico Richardson, WR Brian Robiskie, TE Jason Schepler and CB Winston Wright.
The Titans signed center Tyler Horn, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, tight end Adam Schiltz, linebacker Jonathan Willard, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, defensive tackle Chigbo Anunoby, cornerback George Baker and linebacker Brandon Copeland to reserve/futures contracts.