Lions’ Copeland produces when called into action

The Detroit News: Copeland has been productive this year when he’s had a substantial role. When he played 16 snaps against the Bears in Week 6, he had a tackle and a half sack, and in eight snaps against the Eagles on Thanksgiving, he had three tackles.

Lions work younger players, including Brandon Copeland, into rotation

From Defensively, the Lions appeared to use linebacker Brandon Copeland, whom the team signed as a developmental free agent this offseason, more in defensive packages. He had four tackles in the first half and appeared to be on the field more than he has been at any point this season. Three of those tackles were solo tackles.  

Detroit News: Lions’ Ivy alumni are in a league of their own

Trash talk between Caraun Reid and Brandon Copeland is much different than other players in the Lions locker room. Reid, a defensive tackle from Princeton, and Copeland, an edge rusher from Penn, are two of the 11 players from Ivy League schools that opened the 2015 season on an active roster in the NFL. Read the full piece here.