August 21, 2019 | 4:08pm | Updated August 21, 2019 | 4:37pm
The Jets will be without Brandon Copeland for the first four games of the season after the NFL suspended the linebacker for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Copeland re-signed with the Jets this offseason after a surprising 2018 season and was expected to help improve the team’s edge rush.
Copeland will be eligible to return to active roster on Oct. 7, a day after the Jets’ Week 5 game against the Eagles. (The Jets have a bye in Week 4.)
For now, it hurts a position that was already without projected starter Avery Williamson, who tore his ACL in the Jets’ second preseason game.