You can expect the Patriots to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Copeland, 29, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Pennsylvania back in 2013. He lasted just a few months with the team before he was waived and later caught on with the Titans during his rookie season.
After a year in Tennessee, Copeland signed a one-year contract with the Lions and returned to Detroit on a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights contract the following year. The Jets signed Copeland to a contract in 2018 and he returned to New York last year on a one-year deal worth up to $3 million.
The Patriots signed Copeland to a one-year contract this past March.
In 2020, Copeland has appeared in six games for the Patriots and recorded 12 tackles and no sacks.