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Brandon Copeland OLB

New England Patriots

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March 23, 2020 12:48 AM
Patriots' Brandon Copeland: Heads to AFC East rival
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots and Copeland agreed to terms on a contract Sunday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Copeland spent the past two seasons with the Jets, starting 13 games at linebacker across that span. After he was suspended for the first four games last year for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, the 28-year-old produced 42 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. The Patriots are thin at linebacker at this point in the offseason, meaning Copeland could have a shot at a starting role for 2020.

January 26, 2020 11:36 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Regresses as pass rusher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland finished the 2019 campaign with 42 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Copeland was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, and he was never able to rediscover his pass-rushing skills after returning, finishing with just 1.5 sacks after racking up 5.0 in 2018. On the bright side, Copeland set a new career high in tackles, topping his 2018 output by seven. His 2020 value will depend in large part on where Copeland lands, as he's an unrestricted free agent heading into the offseason.

November 18, 2019 04:44 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Ready to face Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Copeland was deemed a game-time decision after incurring an injury during Week 10's win over the Giants. Considering the Jets considered shutting him down for this contest, there's a chance Copeland doesn't log a 100-percent snap share as he did over the last two weeks. When Copeland draws has a full workload, he's a solid IDP asset with 28 tackles over the last four outings.

November 16, 2019 12:12 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets have officially listed Copeland (hip) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Coepland was unable to practice earlier this week until he logged a limited workload Friday. So, while he appears to be trending in the right direction, his status will unlikely be determined until closer to kickoff. Some combination of Harvey Langi, Frankie, Luvu and Tarell Basham could see increased snaps if he us ultimately ruled out.

November 11, 2019 02:24 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Picks up hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland suffered a muscle strain near his hip during Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Copeland will be limited Monday as a result. The 28-year-old is scheduled to meet with a specialist to undergo further medical testing, so an update on his health should be made available prior to Week 11's tilt against Washington.

November 3, 2019 05:32 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Breaks out in Week 9 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland finished with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo), while adding a sack and two tackles for loss in Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Dolphins.

Copeland's performance was perhaps the only silver lining in an utterly embarrassing loss to the previously winless Dolphins. The sack was his first of the season, as Copeland has underwhelmed in the aftermath of last season's five-sack campaign.

October 8, 2019 09:24 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Eligible to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland has completed his four-game suspension and is eligible to return to action for the Jets in Week 6, Spencer Aber of USA Today reports.

The Jets currently possess a roster exemption for Copeland, and coach Adam Gase reportedly intends to evaluate his performance in practice before officially activating him. The 28-year-old is coming off a year in which he notched career highs across the board, recording 35 tackles (24 solo) and five sacks across 16 contests. Copeland projects to play a starting role in New York's defense when reintegrated to the roster.

August 22, 2019 01:56 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Dealing with thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland (suspension) didn't practice Wednesday due to a thumb injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Copeland was handed a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances Wednesday, and one day later he's out with the thumb issue. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but there's no major rush to return to practice given he can't see game action until October.

August 21, 2019 10:52 PM
Jets' Brandon Copeland: Faces four-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Copeland is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Copeland projects to play a starting role in the Jets' 3-4 defense but now appears in line to miss the first quarter of the team's regular season. Jachai Polite, Harvey Lang and Frankie Luvu will compete for starting snaps as long as Copeland remains sidelined. With Avery Williamson (knee) on IR due to a torn ACL, New York's linebacker corps could struggle to provide depth until Copeland returns.

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 ESPN.com 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.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NE00000000000
2019NYJ1234227151.500002
2018NYJ1610352411500002
2017DET000 0.00 000-12700
2016DET16116115000000
2015DET160141130.500000
2014TEN000 0.00 000-12700
2013TEN000 0.00 000-12700
Total6014107 73.034 700-12704
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/263
Birthdate:
7/2/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Sykesville, MD, USA
School:
Pennsylvania
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: