Quinton Coples

LB / N.Y. Jets Jets / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 290 lb Age: 25 College: North Carolina Bye 5

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Quinton Coples: Claimed by Dolphins

    Coples was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins on Tuesday, after being released by the Jets on Monday, ESPN's James Walker reports. There was no chance the 2012 first-round selection would pass through waivers, as he has at least shown signs of promise as a pass-rusher, even while largely disappointing. Coples piled up 16.5 sacks through his first three seasons, but he didn't have any in 10 games for the Jets this year, and eventually lost his part-time role in the defense. The Dolphins will likely try to work him in as a situational pass-rusher.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Jets' Quinton Coples: Released on Monday

    Coples was released by the Jets on Monday. The 16th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Coples never quite lived up to expectations, yet his release still comes as a surprise. He had 5.5, 4.5 and 6.5 sacks in his first three seasons, but he's barely seen the field in 2015 since the first few weeks of the year. It won't be long before he signs with another team.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jets LB coach speaks highly of fourth-year pro Quinton Coples

    Jets outside linebackers coach Mark Collins likes what he has seen thus far from former first-round pick Quinton Coples, who is entering his fourth season in the NFL. "He plays with very good violence," Collins said, per NJ.com. "He can set the edge in the run. He can finish plays in the run game. He can push the pocket. He can affect the quarterback. It doesn't mean he's always going to sack the quarterback, but he can affect the quarterback. I definitely think his arrow is pointing up." Coples numbers through the first three seasons haven't been eye-popping, but Collins isn't getting caught up too much in the numbers game and Coples is expected to rush the passer a lot more in 2015. "I think in a lot of ways, numbers sometimes can be overrated," Collins said. "He does a lot of things. He may not have great sack production, but he does a lot of other things very well. I know he has aspirations to change that production, and I have full confidence that he will. But I think there are a lot of things that he does well."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Jets linebacker Quinton Coples expects to rush passer more this year

    Jets linebacker Quinton Coples is excited about the changes in New York this season. Coples expects to see a role change in New York's defensive scheme with new coach Todd Bowles at the helm, according to NJ.com. "Well, I won't be jamming receivers," Coples said, comparing Bowles' defense to former coach Rex Ryan's system. "I won't be guarding the No. 1 receiver. That's a big change. Other than that, a lot more rushing. I'll be going against the quarterback a lot. I will be dropping [into pass coverage] a little bit, as well, but a lot more going forward [with rushing the quarterback]. They don't need me in coverage anymore, as you guys can tell." Coples totaled 35 tackles in 2014 with 6 1/2 sacks and one forced fumble.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Jets pickup option on Quinton Coples

    The Jets have decided to exercise the fifth-year option on linebacker Quinton Coples' contract, the team announced Thursday. The option is for the 2016 season. In 2014, Coples produced 25 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Jets will exercise option on Quinton Coples

    The Jets will exercise their fifth-year option on linebacker Quinton Coples, according to a report by ESPN, citing a league source. The option will keep Coples with the team in 2015 for a salary of $7.8 million. Coples had 6 and a half sacks for the Jets last season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Jets OLB Coples to replace injured Wilkerson at DE

    A turf toe injury that could sideline Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson against Miami on Monday night will probably force outside linebacker Quinton Coples to move into that spot, according to the New York Daily News. Coples has not been particularly productive. He has just 22 tackles and three sacks in 11 games.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jets LB Quinton Coples expects bigger role in Week 8

    Jets linebacker Quinton Coples didn't start for the first time last week and played just 19 snaps, but he expects to return to a bigger role Sunday against the Bills, ESPN.com reports. "It's back to what it was before Thursday," Coples said after practice Wednesday. "I'll be getting a lot more reps, and back out there a lot more than I was this past Thursday." When asked if Coples would return to a starting role, coach Rex Ryan said, "Sure, why not?" before adding, "We play our players. We play all our guys." Coples has recorded just five tackles and one sack in seven games this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jets LB Quinton Coples has played himself to the bench

    Poor production has basically pushed Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples to the bench. The 2012 first-round pick barely played Thursday night against New England. He was replaced by Jason Babin. Coples hasn't recorded more than two tackles in a game and has just five on the season. The game against the Patriots marked his first non-start of 2014. His fate appeared set when Babin took more reps than him in Week 6 against Denver. Although Rex Ryan downplayed that, Coples' benching against New England spoke volumes about his thoughts.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Jets' probables will take on Bears

    Several Jets who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday night's game against the Bears. They include center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle), guard Willie Colon (calf), safety Josh Bush (quad) and linebacker Nick Bellore (hip).

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