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Jets activate Brandon Copeland, waive Luke Falk

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The Jets have activated edge rusher Brandon Copeland ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. In a mildly surprising corresponding move, the team waived quarterback Luke Falk who had started the last two games.

Copeland was suspended the first four weeks of the season for a violation of the league’s PED policy. The edge rusher had 5 sacks a year ago.

Falk started the season for the Jets on the practice squad. He was called up to the active roster prior to the second game of the season to back up Trevor Siemian after Sam Darnold’s mono diagnosis. He was then elevated to the starting lineup after Siemian’s season-ending ankle injury. Apparently his poor play was enough to allow David Fales to leapfrog him on the depth chart. Fales was the backup quarterback to Falk the last two games. Now he will be Darnold’s backup tomorrow.

Falk still has practice squad eligibility if the Jets want to bring him back to run the scout team.