The Jets will be without Brandon Copeland for the first four games of the season after the NFL terminated the linebacker for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Copeland signed with the Jets this offseason after a surprising Season 2018 and was expected to help improve the edge of the squad.
Copeland will be eligible to return to the active roster on October 7, the day after the Jets' Week 5 game against the Eagles. (The Jets say goodbye in Week 4.)
For now, it hurts a position that was already without the predicted starter Avery Williamson who tore his ACL in the Jets' second preseason game.