Coples, whose deal carries a maximum value of $9.75 million, figures to work as a defensive end in the Rams' 4-3 defense, with the team looking to add some pass-rushing depth following the offseason departure of Chris Long. Though Coples was limited to just eight tackles in 2015, he did record 37 tackles and 6.5 sacks while with the Jets in 2014.
Quinton Coples is expected to be waived by Miami before free agency begins.
Coples didn't play much once acquired by Miami so this news shouldn't catch anyone by surprise. His release would save the team $7.75 million against the cap.
Copies finished the season with eight tackles but not one of those came since he signed with Miami on Nov. 24 after being released by the Jets.
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.
Quinton Coples was released by the New York 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.
|P3||8/27/16||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/12/16||@ SF||10:20 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/16||@ SEA||8:25 pm|
|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|
|2015||New York Jets||9||8||4.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Los Angeles Rams||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|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|
|2015||New York Jets||9||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||Los Angeles Rams||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|