Report: Lions sign LB Brandon Copeland

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The Lions have reportedly signed one of the notable performers at last month’s NFL Veteran Combine.

Detroit has reached a one-year deal with former Ravens and Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday night.

A University of Pennsylvania product, Copeland entered the NFL two seasons ago with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent. He also spent parts of the 2013 and 2014 seasons with Tennessee.

According to the Sun, Copeland was timed at 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine, and the Bengals, Chiefs, Jets and Vikings were other clubs the linebacker considered before joining Detroit, where he’ll compete for a reserve role.

Though the vast majority of the 105 combine invitees remain unsigned, the market for the participants has seemed to pick up of late. The Vikings signed a pair of combine players on Thursday, reaching deals with quarterback Mike Kafka and defensive end Caesar Rayford.

6 responses to “Report: Lions sign LB Brandon Copeland

  1. The veteran combine seems to have turned out to be a great idea. If you think about it, these really really hungry guys that went undrafted or were late round picks and have bounced around the league can show how far they have come with physical development after a few seasons in NFL strength and conditioning systems. There is also some film and higher football IQ that comes along with these guys that are still mid 20’s.

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