Former Washington star Copper re-signs with Saints

Published 5:13 am Saturday, October 18, 2008

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Terrance Copper didn’t stay unemployed for long.
Copper, a former standout at Washington High School and East Carolina, was released by the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. He had 11 teams that were interested in signing the fifth-year veteran, but Copper ended up back with the Saints.
Copper is scheduled to re-sign with New Orleans today when he meets the team at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Copper said the last three days haven’t been easy as he awaited his NFL fate.
Copper, a wide receiver and special teams ace with New Orleans, is planning to get into the game when the Saints play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Before he was released, Copper said he had planned on getting some 30 tickets for family and friends. After his release, he wasn’t able to obtain tickets.
Even though he won’t have familiar faces cheering him on at Bank of America Stadium, Copper is happy to be playing close to home.
Copper, who has 46 receptions for 600 yards and seven touchdowns in his NFL career, isn’t sure what to expect from the Panthers since he wasn’t able to watch any game film.
While Copper was physically away from the game for three days, he was there mentally.
Though Copper is happy to be rejoining his friends, he’s also happy that there are options out there for him if he gets released again. He was scheduled to work out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, while 10 other clubs also showed interest.
Now that he’s back with the Saints, he plans to enjoy every minute of it.