Copper’s second stint with Saints a short one
Published 6:47 am Monday, October 27, 2008
By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
For the second time in 12 days, Terrance Copper was waived by the New Orleans Saints.
Copper, a former standout with the Washington Pam Pack and East Carolina Pirates, was originally waived on Oct. 14. He re-signed with the Saints Oct. 18 in time for the team’s Oct. 19 game at the Carolina Panthers, but was listed as inactive for the contest.
Prior to the Saints game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, played at Wembley Stadium in London, Copper was once again waived.
Reached by cell phone at the team hotel in London prior to kickoff, Copper politely declined to comment on the situation.
He did not join the team at the game.
When Copper, a five-year veteran, was released the first time, 11 NFL teams were interested in signing or working out the wide receiver/special teams ace. He was scheduled to work out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he was re-signed by the Saints.
Copper, who played with the Dallas Cowboys in his first two seasons, has 46 receptions for 600 yards and six touchdowns in his career. The 6-0, 207-pounder also has 26 kickoff returns for 502 yards (19.3 average) and 37 special-teams tackles.
Copper will discuss his options with his agent when he returns home.