Copper re-signs with Saints
By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Terrance Copper is returning to the New Orleans Saints.
The former Washington Pam Pack and East Carolina University standout, who was a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Saints on Monday.
Copper, a three-year veteran, had his best season as a pro last year. He finished with 23 catches for 385 yards (16.7 average) and three touchdowns.
Several teams were interested in signing Copper away from the Saints. He drew interest from the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.
However, the Saints offered Copper a one-year deal for $1.1 million and he couldn’t turn it down.
With Joe Horn now with the Atlanta Falcons, Copper believes he has a chance to shine even brighter for the Saints.
The Saints open the 2007 season Sept. 6 at the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts.
After the team advanced NFC Championship Game last year, falling to the Chicago Bears, Copper is hoping for bigger and better this year.
Copper will report to New Orleans for conditioning on April 2.