On Monday, the Detroit Lions signed rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Alex Chisum and by doing so released wideout Damian Copeland. The move comes on the heels of an Instagram post by Damian Copeland sharing his decision to retire from the game of football at the age of 25.
This was the second go-round for Copeland with the Lions organization; he was signed on June 7 of this year, released on July 28, then re-signed again on August 2. Sunday night, he announced his retirement.
Chisum was an undrafted free agent after this year’s draft and joins an already deep position group. He played four seasons at the University of Cincinnati, with a medical redshirt season in 2013.
From Detroit Lions PR media room:
“Chisum joins the Lions following a four-year career at Cincinnati (2011-12, 2014-15) where he missed only the 2013 season as a medical redshirt. In 51 games for the Bearcats, the Fayetteville, Ga. native logged 88 receptions for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns.”
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 8, 2016
Alex Chisum is a 6'2", 204 lb. UDFA out of Cincinnati. Had a career high 38 catches for 475 yards and 1 TD in 2015.
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) August 8, 2016