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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LB Brandon Copeland has cleared waivers and is on injured reserve with the team. Copeland had surgery Thursday to repair a torn pec suffered against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard at Lions practice: "These are not pheasants under glass." That's Jim Caldwell explaining to the media why he won't be altering his Game 2 preseason strategy despite a bunch of injuries to Lions players.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions had 14 -- yes, 14! -- players sit out practice Thursday, including five tight ends. Of the tight ends, only Darren Fells, Robert Tonyan and Andrew Price were practicing.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TJ Jones back with the first team at Lions practice instead of Kenny Golladay in three receiver sets. Golladay had a couple good catches, though.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Based off his Instagram, it appears recently-cut LB Brandon Copeland is going in for surgery on his torn pec today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Golladay, after his impressive preseason opener, got a bunch of first-team work in three receiver sets with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. First time I remember that with Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TEs Eric Ebron, Cole Wick and Tim Wright all sit out practice for the Lions. Also out: OL Cornelius Lucas and Laken Tomlinson and DT Bruce Gaston. Due to the TE injuries Robert Tonyan got some first-team work.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

As far as new Lions, Connor Bozick is No. 74, Giorgio Newberry is No. 57 and Andrew Price is No. 47

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived/injured LB Brandon Copeland, who tore his pec on Sunday. If he clears waivers, he should revert to the team's injured reserve. Detroit also signed OL Connor Bozick, TE Andrew Price and DE Giorgio Newberry.

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Lions' Hyder officially out for season

After Kerry Hyder's injury in a preseason game at the Colts, the Lions put the defensive end on injured reserve.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have officially placed DE Kerry Hyder on injured reserve along with RB Mike James. Also, they waived OL Matt Rotherham.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived WR Ryan Spadola from injured reserve with an injury settlement. It was the second time in as many seasons he had been on IR with the club and was behind in a tight WR battle.

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Preseason Power Rankings: Lions fall four spots

A quiet offseason has the 2017 Lions looking very much like the 2016 Lions. While that isn't a bad thing for a team that made the playoffs, recent injuries have been worrying.

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Source: Lions lose LB Copeland to torn pec

Lions linebacker/defensive end Brandon Copeland will require surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and likely miss the season, a source says.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Rough preseason opener for the Lions with two defensive contributors knocked out in Brandon Copeland and Kerry Hyder. Copeland was a good flex player who could play DE, LB and a core special teams guy. Hyder was the team's second-best pass-rusher. They are also two of the better stories on the Lions the last two years. Copeland, a Penn grad who spent his offseason working for Weiss Multi Strat financial firm, made the Lions in 2015 in what he deemed his last real chance with the NFL and started carving out a career. Hyder went from a long shot to make the roster last year to a breakout end with eight sacks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Have confirmed through a source Lions DE/LB Brandon Copeland tore his pec and will need surgery. Likely out for the season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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