The option is for the 2016 season. In 2014, Coples produced 25 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games.
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.
A turf toe injury that could sideline
Coples has not been particularly productive. He has just 22 tackles and three sacks in 11 games.
"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.
Poor production has basically pushed
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.
|2012||New York Jets||16||30||22.0||8||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||New York Jets||14||38||24.0||14||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||New York Jets||16||37||26.0||11||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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