After impressing at the veteran’s combine, Brandon Copeland has found himself a landing spot for 2015. The Lions will have agreed to sign the linebacker, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter).
With plenty of linebackers on the depth chart, Copeland figures to serve mostly as a special teams contributor for Detroit, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). Copeland’s speed should serve him well in that facet of the game and he put it on display at the combine when he ran a 4.52 second 40-yard-dash.
Copeland told Wilson late last month that he received interest from multiple teams following his performance at the combine.
“My phone’s been ringing,” he said. “It’s been pretty good so far. I’m not going to say what teams, but four teams have offered me contracts so far. It was definitely successful for me to go to the veteran combine.”
Besides the Lions, the Eagles, Bengals, Chiefs, Colts, Giants, and Titans all expressed interest in the 23-year-old (24 in July).