Jets LB Coples will play vs. Bills

Linebacker Quinton Coples will make his regular-season debut for
the New York Jets on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a month
after having surgery on a fractured ankle.

Coples, listed as probable on the team’s injury report Friday,
hurt his right ankle against Jacksonville on Aug. 17 and had
surgery to repair a hairline fracture three days later.

He was originally listed as being out indefinitely, but Coples
practiced for the first time Wednesday, and the ankle responded
well this week. Coach Rex Ryan says the fact Coples is already
ready to play – even in a limited role – is ”probably a story in
itself.”

The only player listed as out for the Jets is rookie offensive
tackle Oday Aboushi, who Ryan said dislocated a knee in practice
Thursday.

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