Coples was released by the Rams on Monday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
After a miserable one-year stint with Miami, the former 2012 first rounder looked for a fresh start in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old wasn't able to distinguish himself from his peers. Despite a rough stretch as of late, Coples did show some flashes of potential in his early years with the Jets. While it's unlikely Coples yields a great deal of fantasy value this season, the five-year vet may very well land with another team before year's end.
Coples has signed a two-year deal with the Rams, NFL.com reports.
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.
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.
Coples barely played with Miami even with all of its injuries to the linebacking corps. Perhaps next season and another training camp will give him the fresh start he needs.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (quad/ankle) is doubtful to play in Monday night's game against the Bears.
Milliner sat out practice for a second straight day Saturday and is unlikely to suit up Monday. Wide receiver Eric Decker is questionable to play Monday, but the rest of the team's injured players participated in practice fully Saturday and are good to go, the Associated Press reports. Those players include running back Chris Johnson (ankle), safety Josh Bush (quad) and linebackers A.J. Edds (hamstring), Nick Bellore (hip) and Quinton Coples (elbow).
Cornerback Ellis Lankster (jaw) is the lone non-probable on a lengthy Jets injury report submitted on Friday. There are nine fellow defenders listed as probable for Sunday against Miami.
They are linebackers DeMario Davis (thumb), Garrett McIntyre (knee) and Quinton Coples (shoulder), defensive backs Dawan Landry (hand), Ed Reed (non-injury related) and Antonio Cromartie (hip) and linemen Kenrick Ellis (back), Sheldon Richardson (finger/shoulder) and Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist).
Eight defensive players have been listed as probable by the Jets for their Sunday battle against the Browns.
They are defensive backs Antonio Cromartie (hip), Ellis Lankster (jaw) and Ed Reed (not injury related), linemen Kenrick Ellis (back), Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) and Sheldon Richardson (wrist, finger) and linebackers Garrett McIntyre (knee, elbow) and Quinton Coples (shoulder).
Jets starting outside linebacker Quinton Coples was not practicing early in the Wednesday session. He was getting his left hand and wrist taped up in the rehab area, per Newsday.
Coples has recorded a sack in each of his last three games after registering just one previously this season.
Jets linebacker Quinton Coples is off to a great start in December, recording a sack for a second straight game this month Week 14 vs. Oakland. Coples finished with three tackles (two solo) and one pass defense.
Coples has tied a career high with 30 tackles (18 solo). He needs 2 1/2 more sacks to tie his career high from last season.
The Jets had trouble getting to the quarterback in Week 13 against the Dolphins, as defensive lineman Quinton Coples was the only play to bring Ryan Tannehill down in a 23-3 loss. Coples finished the game with one sack, giving him two on the season.