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Quinton Coples | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 290
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / NYJ
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Rams released DE Quinton Coples.
The No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Coples struggled to get on the field for the Jets and Dolphins last season. Aug 29 - 1:19 PM

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Coach Jeff Fisher believes newly-signed DE Quinton Coples is a good fit with the Rams.

"Coples, we think, is probably better suited with his hand down and rushing in an even front," Fisher said. "Now we’ll do some variation stuff with him, but it was just kind of a little out of place." The No. 16 overall pick by the Jets in 2012, Coples struggled as a 3-4 outside linebacker before being waived midway through last season. He did not do much in a short stint with the Dolphins last year, but a full offseason in a 4-3 scheme could be what he needs to turn his career around. Coples has 16.5 sacks in four seasons, but he did not record any last year.
Source: ESPN
Mar 29 - 11:02 AM

Rams signed DE Quinton Coples, formerly of the Dolphins, to a two-year contract.

Coples was the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Jets. He didn't make much of an on-field impact with Gang Green, registering just 16.5 sacks in three-and-a-half seasons before he was eventually cut last November and claimed off waivers by the Dolphins. Coples was yanked around in New York as a stand-up 3-4 outside linebacker and even tried at 3-4 end. In L.A., he'll slide in as a more traditional 4-3 end and focus on rushing the passer. It's a low-risk, high-upside signing for a Rams team that has shown it can develop pass rushers.
Mar 16 - 2:34 PM

Free agent DE Quinton Coples is visiting the Rams on Monday.

Coples had a physical with the Panthers in early March, but the two sides did not work out a deal. Miscast as a 3-4 outside linebacker with the Jets, the former No. 16 overall pick would be a good post-hype signing for a 4-3 defense. The Rams could use some depth at defensive end after cutting Chris Long.
Mar 14 - 10:18 AM

The Panthers are bringing in free agent DE Quinton Coples for a physical Tuesday.

If all goes well, he will likely join the defending NFC Champions. The No. 16 overall pick by the Jets in 2012, Coples flamed out in New York and did not make an impact in six games with the Dolphins last season. He is still only 25, however, and should fit well in Carolina's 4-3 scheme. He is a good flier for the Panthers.
Mar 1 - 9:55 AM

Dolphins released DE Quinton Coples.

Coples had a $7.8 million team-option for 2016. It's an expected move after he played 78 snaps in six games with Miami last year. A 2012 first-round pick, Coples should draw interest in 4-3 schemes as a post-hype flyer.
Feb 12 - 4:38 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins will "definitely" move on from DE Quinton Coples.

Coples has a $7.8 million team option the Dolphins clearly aren't going to exercise. Coples' entire salary will come off the books. The ex-Jet played 78 snaps in five games as a Dolphin, failing to register so much as a tackle.
Feb 8 - 2:36 PM

Newly-acquired DE Quinton Coples is expected to be active for the Dolphins' Week 12 game against the Jets.

Coples was waived by New York on Monday. Miami claimed him on Tuesday, and he could be playing against his former team on Sunday. Coples flamed out in New York, but the former No. 16 overall pick is a much better fit as a defensive end in the Dolphins' 4-3 scheme. With Cameron Wake (Achilles') done for the year, Coples could play serious snaps down the stretch.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Dolphins claimed DE Quinton Coples off waivers from the Jets.

The Dolphins have a need on the edge, but Coples will see few, if any, snaps after flaming out in New York.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Jets waived OLB Quinton Coples.

Coples played just 21 snaps total the last three games and has been a limited contributor all season. A first-round pick in 2012, Coples has 16.5 career sacks in 56 appearances, but he did not get to the quarterback once this season as a poor fit in Todd Bowles' scheme. If a team nabs Coples off waivers, they would be on the hook for his $7.751 million fifth-year option for next season, but the option is guaranteed for injury only.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Jets OLB Quinton Coples said he expects more opportunities to rush the passer this season.

According to Pro Football Focus, Coples dropped back into coverage on 60 of his 708 snaps last year. "I have a lot less responsibility of covering. We have a great secondary, so they don’t really need me as much — if at all," Coples said. Despite the added coverage responsibility, Coples still managed 6.5 sacks last season, the highest total of his career.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 09:19:00 AM

The New York Post expects the Jets to use OLB Quinton Coples inside more this season.

Coples plays the outside in 3-4 sets, but is at his best rushing the interior in sub packages. He projects for a bigger role under Todd Bowles, who is more multiple than Rex Ryan. The Jets picked up Coples’s 2016 option, but his salary isn’t guaranteed beyond this season.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Jets exercised OLB Quinton Coples' team option for 2016.

It's worth $7.8 million. The option is guaranteed for injury only, so the Jets could still move on if Coples doesn't take the necessary step forward in 2015. The owner of 16.5 career sacks, Coples managed just 6.5 on 708 snaps last season, earning a negative pass-rushing grade from Pro Football Focus.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 04:16:00 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets will pick up OLB Quinton Coples' 2016 fifth-year option.

The Jets have until May 3 to make it official. Worth $7.8 million, the fifth-year option is guaranteed only for injury, so the team could still cut Coples next offseason with no financial ramifications if his middling play continues. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Coples has 16.5 sacks through his first three years in the league.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Coach Todd Bowles said OLB Quinton Coples "kind of reminds" him of Geno Smith.

As reporter Rich Cimini explained it, Bowles meant that as "you see the potential, he does some good things, but other times -- not so much." Cimini believes Coples needs to have a really strong offseason, as it remains to be seen if the Jets will pick up his 2016 fifth-year team option. Coples has 16.5 sacks through three seasons but none of his 6.5 last season came on third down.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 11:27:00 AM

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