Brandon Copeland

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Falcons, OLB Age: 30-14d Exp: 6 Years
Undrafted: 2013, Ravens College: Pennsylvania Agent(s): Joe Linta (JL Sports)

Active (Hamstring)

Copeland was limited in practice on Thursday heading into Week 2 versus the Buccaneers.

 

Falcons – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Brandon Copeland signed a 1 year, $1,040,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $50,000 signing bonus, $300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,040,000. In 2021, Copeland will earn a base salary of $990,000, while carrying a cap hit of $850,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,040,000
    Signing Bonus $50,000
    Average Salary $1,040,000
    Total Guarantees $300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $300,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $990,000 $850,000 - $990,000($990,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $850,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $850,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $850,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $850,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $990,000 $50,000 - $1,040,000 $1,040,000($1,040,000)

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,047,500
    Signing Bonus $137,500
    Average Salary $1,047,500
    Total Guarantees $137,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $137,500
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus $250,000
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Total Guarantees $500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,200,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $1,200,000
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $615,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $615,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $525,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $525,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / ERFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $460,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000
    Average Salary $460,000
    Total Guarantees $25,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / ERFA

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $930,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $465,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / ERFA

    2013-2015

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,486,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000
    Average Salary $495,333
    Total Guarantees $1,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / RFA

    2013-2013Practice Squad

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $24,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $24,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2013-2013Practice Squad

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $24,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $24,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $24,000 - - - - - - $24,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $24,000 - - - - - - $24,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings - $1,000 - - - - - $1,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $12,600 - - - - - - $12,600
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $25,000 - - - - - $460,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - - $615,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $100,000 - $100,000 - - - $1,200,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,147,059 $250,000 - - - - - $1,397,058
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 $137,500 - - - - $90,317 $1,137,817
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - - - - $990,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 $50,000 - - - - - $1,040,000
    9 seasons $6,672,659 $563,500 - $100,000 - - $90,317 $7,426,475
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,000 $1,000 - - - - - $25,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $36,600 - - - - - - $36,600
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,575,000 $25,000 - - - - - $1,600,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,147,059 $350,000 - $100,000 - - - $2,597,058
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $910,000 $137,500 - - - - $90,317 $1,137,817
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,980,000 $50,000 - - - - - $2,030,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 08/21/2019, 4 games, $411,765

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    • TOTAL: $411,765

  • Transactions

    Sep 13 2021Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Sep 11 2021Released by Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 19 2021Signed a 1 year $1.04 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 22 2020Signed a 1 year $1.0475 million contract with New England (NE)
    Aug 21 2019Suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $411,764 in 2019 salary & bonus with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 25 2019Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 19 2018Signed a 1 year $1.2 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 7 2017Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 3 2015Signed a 1 year $460k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Aug 29 2014Waived by Tennessee (TEN)
    Dec 30 2013Signed a reserve/future contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Aug 30 2013Waived by Baltimore (BAL)
    Apr 28 2013Signed a 3 year $1.486 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Brandon Copeland ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 NE 6 6 4 60 6.5 12 6 6
    2019 NYJ 12 12 3 340 30.3 1.5 42 27 15 1
    2018 NYJ 16 16 10 611 54.5 5 35 24 11
    2017 DET
    2016 DET 16 16 1 137 13.3 14 8 4 2
    2015 DET 16 16 71 6.8 0.5 14 6 2
    Totals 66 66 18 1,219 - 7 117 71 38 3 0