Outside linebacker Brandon Copeland, who started 10 games for Gang Green last year, was suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The suspension comes less than a week after New York also lost starting inside linebacker Avery Williamson to a season-ending torn ACL.
Copeland is free to return to the team on Oct. 7 after New York's Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite that great season, Copeland was no sure thing to make the roster. He played deep into New York's second preseason game and had been listed as a potential cut candidate by some local outlets.