Jets waive former first-round pick Quinton Coples
Coples, 25, played in all 10 of the Jets’ games this season and recorded eight tackles and one fumble recovery.
Coples was selected as a defensive end out of the University of North Carolina with the 16th pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He signed a four-year contract worth $8.8 million in May 2012, and made the move to outside linebacker in 2013.
Coples has played 21 snaps in the last three games without recording a tackle.
In his four seasons with the Jets, Coples finishes with 16.5 sacks and 111 combined tackles in 56 games.
- Christopher Chavez