The Bengals may add a few more players to their roster before next month's NFL Draft, and one of them may have participated in the NFL Veterans Combine.
Cincinnati was among a handful of teams who met with defensive end Brandon Copeland at Sunday's combine. According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, Copeland is weighing offers from several teams, though he didn't specify who offered Copeland a deal.
The former Gilman and University of Pennsylvania standout said in a telephone interview that he's weighing four contract offers from NFL teams after running the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds. The Sykesville native said he spoke with the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants and Titans.
"My phone's been ringing. It's been pretty good so far. I'm not going to say what teams, but four teams have offered me contracts so far. It was definitely successful for me to go to the veteran combine."
Copeland has had previous NFL stints with the Ravens and Titans before joining the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators. He was with the Ravens in 2013 as an undrafted free agent and went through training camp before being released and later signed with the Titans practice squad.
In college, Copeland was an Ivy-League star for the Penn Quakers, finishing his career with 160 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, four pass breakups and four forced fumbles.