The Lions have lost another defensive player for the season.
Brandon Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday’s preseason game, according to Ian Rapoport, and will undergo season-ending surgery.
Copeland was a Swiss Army knife, capable of playing defensive end and strongside linebacker while serving as a core special teams player. He had received some first-team snaps in training camp, although Antwione Williams started at SAM against the Colts.
Copeland, 26, played all 16 games each of the past two seasons.