The Detroit Lions have signed another receiver to add additional depth to the position; or in other words, they are still trying to find any way they can to fill the void that Calvin Johnson left, when he announced his retirement during the off season.
Former Louisville standout and Jacksonville Jaguar, Damian Copeland, signed with the Lions on Tuesday. Copeland was undrafted in 2014 and Jacksonville signed him following the draft, but he never made it to the regular season playing field as he spent 2014 and 2015 on the injured reserve with injuries to his wrist and shoulder.
Known for his speed and ability to get open, Copeland has been injury prone throughout his college and pro career. During his college years, he did manage to play in 34 games with a total of 116 receptions, 1521 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The 6’1, 185 lb., Copeland is expected to compete for the 5th receiver position against Corey Fuller, who is currently nursing a foot injury.
The Lions did have to make room for Copeland on their roster and rookie guard Andrew Zeller from Maryland was the casualty for Detroit.