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Chiefs Cut Ties with Former Steelers Wide Receiver



Steelers WR Jacob Copeland

The Kansas City Chiefs have cut ties former Steelers wide receiver Jacob Copeland, the team announced on Tuesda. Pittsburgh cut him in early December to bring in Trace McSorley following Kenny Pickett’s injury.

Even after his release, the Steelers still boasted three wide receivers on their practice squad after releasing him in Denzel Mims, Deuce Watts, and Dez Fitzpatrick.

A 5-foot-11, 201-pound Maryland alum, Copeland attended the East-West Shrine Bowl and the NFL Combine in the pre-draft process, where the Steelers scouted him heavily. Area scout Mike Butler was also at his Pro Day.

Copeland has bounced around in his NFL career, but now will be looking for another home to where he can show out before training camp and the rest of the offseason program.

He turned in an excelled Relative Athletic Score of 8.19, showing excellent straight-line speed (4.42-second 40-yard dash) and explosiveness (10-foot-7 broad jump) but below-average agility (4.47-second short shuttle). 

Copeland signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent, but was waived at the start of training camp on Aug. 2. He then signed with the Minnesota Vikings, but was released on cut-down day on Aug. 29. He had a previous stint with the Steelers, but was released by the team after just a few weeks.