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Chiefs Place Copper on IR; Elevate Hemingway to 53-Man Roster

Posted Dec 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has placed wide receiver Terrance Copper on injured reserve and elevated wide receiver Junior Hemingway to the 53-man roster from the team’s practice squad.

Copper (6-0, 207) has played in 62 games (seven starts) in four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has recorded 38 catches for 418 yards (11.0 avg.) and served primarily on special teams, registering 44 stops. He has appeared in 125 games (12 starts) over nine NFL seasons. His career numbers include 84 receptions for 1,018 yards (12.1 avg.) with six touchdowns. He has spent time with Dallas (2004-05), New Orleans (2006-08), Baltimore (2008) and Kansas City (2009-12). Copper originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas in April of 2004. The Washington, N.C., native played collegiately at East Carolina.

Hemingway (6-1, 222) was drafted by the Chiefs with the second of two picks in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has most recently been serving on the club’s practice squad. Hemingway appeared in 48 games (31 starts) at Michigan, recording 88 receptions for 1,638 yards (18.6 avg.) with 11 touchdowns. Hemingway prepped at Conway High School in Conway, S.C.

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