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51 Brandon Copeland OLB

New York Jets

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March 25, 2019 05:16 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Re-ups with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Jets on Monday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Copeland's contract can max out at $3 million with incentives, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The 27-year-old appeared in all 16 games with the Jets last season with 10 starts, notching 35 tackles, five sacks and two passes defended. He figures to reprise his rotational role in 2019 but could enter the starting lineup if the Jets elect not to bring in competition at outside linebacker.

December 17, 2018 03:08 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Adds to sack total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland had three tackles (one solo) and a sack in Saturday's loss to the Texans.

Copeland now has a sack in back-to-back games as he posted his highest snap count (31) among Jets' outside linebackers Saturday. The 27-year-old still appears to be in a rotational role and has 31 tackles and five sacks through 14 games.

November 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Copeland was able to return to practice in a limited fashion Friday after failing to participate earlier in the week with an elbow injury. He could see additional reps at outside linebacker with Jeremiah Attaochu (coach's decision) sidelined.

March 21, 2018 11:08 AM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Heads to Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday.

Copeland entered free agency as a restricted free agent but became unrestricted when the Lions declined to tender him a contract. The 26-year-old missed the entire 2017 season with a torn pectoral and is likely to serve as a reserve linebacker for the Jets in 2018.

March 14, 2018 06:32 PM
Brandon Copeland: Headed for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland did not receive a contract tender from the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Copeland, who spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve, will thus become an unrestricted free agent. Before going down with a torn pectoral muscle in the preseason, he was in competition for the starting job at strong-side linebacker while also taking reps at defensive end. Fortunately, the Penn product was recently cleared to return to football activities and should be able to participate in offseason workouts with whichever team he may ultimately sign with.

March 1, 2018 03:36 PM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Fully cleared for football activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (pectoral) recently received full clearance for football activities, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Copeland tore a pectoral muscle during the preseason and spent the entire 2017 campaign on injured reserve. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but it's likely that Detroit brings him back in 2018 to serve primarily in a special-teams role.

August 18, 2017 12:40 PM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Reverts back to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (pectoral) was reverted back to the Lions' injured reserve Thursday after clearing waivers.

Copeland was ruled out for the season after tearing his pectoral muscle, and he'll now spend the 2017 on injured reserve as a result. Copeland served as a key special teams player for the Lions in 2016.

August 18, 2017 01:04 AM
Brandon Copeland: Waived/injured by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (pectoral) was waived/injured by the Lions on Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Copeland served as a key special teams player for the Lions in each of the last two seasons, but he'll now revert to injured reserve and be out for the year once he clears waivers.

August 15, 2017 02:20 PM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 13, 2017 04:32 PM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Exits preseason opener with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (shoulder) will not return to Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

The severity of Copeland's injury is unknown, so it isn't clear how long he'll be out.

August 5, 2017 04:12 AM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Pushing for starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland appears to be pushing Antwione Williams for a starting spot at strongside linebacker, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Copeland has apparently had an impressive training camp thus far while getting reps with the first-team defense. The Lions value him for his ability to play both inside and outside linebacker as well as defensive end -- in addition to his status as a core special-teams player -- so he seems like a pretty safe bet to make the final roster. While he's never offered IDP appeal before, that could change if Copeland overtakes Williams for a starting job.

April 17, 2017 07:04 PM
Lions' Brandon Copeland: Signs exclusive-rights tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2015 03:03 PM
Lions sign linebacker Brandon Copeland
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 03:08 PM
Report: LB Brandon Copeland signs with Lions
by Jason Butt |

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. 

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
TItans dump 20 players Saturday to reach roster limit
by Igor Mello |

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.

June 2, 2015 03:45 PM
Titans sign eight to reserve/futures contracts
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 2, 2015 04:55 PM
Jake Locker to IR part of Titans' roster moves Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Titans made a slew of roster moves Tuesday. The Titans placed quarterback Jake Locker (foot) on injured reserve and waived offensive lineman Pat McQuistan.

The Titans signed wide receiver Devon Wylie and center Kevin Matthews to the active roster, while re-signing Brandon Copeland to the practice squad.

June 2, 2015 05:06 PM
Titans add Devon Wylie, cut Brandon Copeland
by Jeff Lippman |

Tennessee has added wide receiver Devon Wylie to the practice squad on Tuesday, The Tennessean reports. The Titans also waived linebacker Brandon Copeland from the practice squad.

Wylie was waived following training camp this year and has already spent time on the practice squads of Arizona and Pittsburgh. He has some experience returning kicks as well.

June 2, 2015 05:56 PM
Titans make changes to practice squad
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Titans made changes to their practice squad Tuesday. They signed running back Kendall Gaskins and linebacker Brandon Copeland, while waiving tackle Al Netter.

June 2, 2015 06:21 PM
Ravens add one, subtract one from defense
by Marty Gitlin |

The Ravens have announced that they have cut linebacker Brandon Copeland and signed safety Brynden Trawick to the practice squad.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Baltimore Ravens000.000000.0000
2013Tennessee Titans000.000000.0000
2014Tennessee Titans000.000000.0000
2015Detroit Lions161411.030.5000.0000
2016Detroit Lions161611.050000.0000
2017Detroit Lions000.000000.0000
2018New York Jets163524.0115000.0002
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Baltimore Ravens000000000
2013Tennessee Titans000000000
2014Tennessee Titans000000000
2015Detroit Lions1600000000
2016Detroit Lions1600100000
2017Detroit Lions000000000
2018New York Jets1600000000

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