ESPN: Lions’ Brandon Copeland made most of self-imposed last shot in 2015

From ESPN.com: The 2015 season was going to be Copeland’s last shot at making the NFL. If he had not made the Lions out of training camp or had not been picked up by another team, he was going to walk away. Start his second life. Use the degree he received from the University of Pennsylvania to find something else …

One-Time Raven and Gilman Grad Still Making Mark in Baltimore

WNST: “Let’s set our dreams high. You know there’s a guarantee that football won’t last forever,” said Copeland, who graduated with an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and interned on Wall Street. “Let’s set ourselves up so that no matter what, we’ll be able to provide the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our families.”

Baltimore Sun: Ex-Raven Brandon Copeland relishes chance to give back to Baltimore

From the Baltimore Sun: Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland has been a fixture at community and charity events involving his NFL teammates. But even before he started establishing himself in the league, the Maryland native, one-time Raven and former Gilman three-sport standout envisioned what it would be like to return to his hometown and put on his own event for …

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 ESPN.com: 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.