The Jets have activated linebacker Brandon Copeland following his four-game suspension, the team announced on Saturday. To make room for Copeland on the roster, the Jets waived quarterback Luke Falk.
Copeland was sidelined for the first four games after violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy by failing an offseason drug test. Copeland maintains the failed test was due to a tainted supplement he was using, but regardless he is set to make his season debut against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Copeland signed with the Jets prior to last season and appeared in all 16 games (10 starts) in 2018, setting career highs with 47 tackles and five sacks. He played for the Lions in 2015 and 2016 before missing all of the 2017 season with a torn pectoral muscle and signing with Gang Green.
Falk was elevated from the practice squad after Sam Darnold came down with mono, but was thrust into a starting role when Trevor Siemian suffered a season-ending ankle injury in his first game as Darnold's replacement. In three games under center, Falk threw for 416 yards on 47-for-73 passing.
With Darnold set to return on Sunday, David Fales will serve as his backup. Fales replaced Falk in the waning minutes of the Jets' Week 5 loss to the Eagles.