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Lions interested in Brandon Copeland following Veteran Combine?

Based on his performance at the NFL's Veteran Combine, is former Penn defensive end/linebacker Brandon Copeland drawing interest from the Detroit Lions?

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The NFL held its first-ever Veteran Combine over the weekend, giving various players who have already been in the league in some capacity another opportunity to work out in front of teams. It remains to be seen how many signings will actually be produced by the Veteran Combine, but it sounds like at least one player has earned another shot at making it in the NFL based on his performance this past weekend:

It's unclear which four teams offered Brandon Copeland a deal, but the Detroit Lions could be one of them:

Copeland entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn. He spent the 2013 offseason with the Baltimore Ravens but was let go during the final round of cuts. He then spent some time on the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, and he was on their offseason roster in 2014. Once again, he was let go during the final round of cuts, and he only spent a couple of weeks on Tennessee's practice squad before again becoming a free agent.

More recently, Copeland signed with the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators as a defensive end. Clearly he is still hoping to revive his NFL career, though, and that could very well happen following his performance at the Veteran Combine.

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