Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland cleared to resume football activities
Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland has been cleared to resume football activities nearly seven months removed from a torn pectoral, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.
Copeland was injured in Detroit’s first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived/injured and moved to the Lions’ injured reserve list after clearing waivers.
Rodgers, clearly unhappy with the departure of Nelson, posted this message on his Instagram account: Hard to find the right words today to express what 87 means to me. No teammate exemplified what it means to be a packer quite like him. From living in GB full time, his incredible contributions to the city, state, and region, to his consistent, reliable play on the field. Definitely a sad day and the toughest part of this business. There will never be another quite like white lightning.
Nelson leaves as one of the Packers’ all-time best receivers, ranking third in team history in catches (550), fifth in receiving yards (7,848) and second in touchdowns (69). His chemistry with Rodgers was evident by the 65 touchdowns Nelson caught from the quarterback, breaking Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman’s club record of 58.
That’d be awesome, Barkley said. Something bigger than you. If you go to a team like that, obviously, they’ve had some rough years. But I think they’re just a couple of pieces away. They do have a lot of young talent. They’ve brought in a new offensive coordinator. They only won one game, but they were in a lot of games. You want to be a part of something like that. Something that’s bigger than yourself. Something that will leave a legacy. Being a part of something special.
If the Browns do take Barkley, that would likely mean he’s drafted with either the first or fourth overall pick. Barkley said he’s competitive, but will come in with my head low ready to work regardless of where he comes off the board. Whether it’s Cleveland or someone else, that’s likely to be pretty early in the first round.
The Jets have been planning for this draft since last year. One of the second-round picks they sent to Indianapolis came in the Sheldon Richardson trade, a pick they acquired for more ammunition in this year’s draft.