The Falcons signed Copeland to their active roster Monday. The Falcons released Copeland on Saturday, but they are bringing the 30-year-old back after losing their season opener 32-6. He appeared in six games with the Patriots last year and totaled 12 tackles.
Copeland was released by the Falcons on Saturday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports. Copeland landed a deal with Atlanta in mid-March but will part ways with the team a day before the season opener. The 30-year-old appeared in six games with the Patriots last year and totaled 12 tackles (six solo), but he'll now be forced to seek out another opportunity for the 2021 campaign.
Copeland (pectoral) signed a one-year deal with the Falcons on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Prior to suffering a pectoral injury in Week 7 last season, Copeland logged 12 tackles through six games with the Patriots. The veteran linebacker will aim to compete for a starting spot with Atlanta.
Copeland (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. The 29-year-old was declared out for the season after suffering the torn pectoral during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, so the move to injured reserve was only a matter of time. Copeland finishes the season with 12 total tackles in six games.
Copeland suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and will be shut down for the season, Zach Cox of NESN.com reports. Copeland is on a one-year deal with the team, so this may have been the 29-year-old's last game with New England. Although he started four games for the Patriots, Copeland logged just 16 percent of the defensive workload this season. Rookie Anfernee Jennings and Cassh Maluia could absorb the reps Copeland leaves behind. Copeland is expected to land on injured reserve at some point this week.
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