It has been a rough couple of weeks for Detroit Lions receiver Damian Copeland. First, he was released by the team to make room for the Anquan Boldin signing. Five days later, Copeland was brought back to the team after waving Ryan Spadola, who eventually landed on the injured reserve list. Now, less than a week after that, Copeland has been waived again:
The #Lions have signed WR Alex Chisum and waived WR Damian Copeland— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 8, 2016
In his place, the Lions signed undrafted rookie free agent Alex Chisum. Chisum comes from the University of Cincinnati, where he played on and off for four years. His best year with the Bearcats came in his senior year, when he pulled in 38 receptions for 475 yards and one touchdown. At 6-foot-3, Chisum brings height to a pretty small crew of Lions receivers. However, he has to be considered an extreme longshot to make the roster considering the Lions’ depth at the position.