Copeland will miss the 2017 season after tearing his pectorial muscle in Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Copeland will miss the first action of his professional career after appearing in all 16 games for the Lions during his first two seasons in the league. With Copeland bound for injured reserve, Thurston Armbrister, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, and Steve Longa will now compete for increased snaps during camps as each looks to claim a backup role at outside linebacker.

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