Jets waive former first-round pick Quinton Coples

Monday November 23rd, 2015

The New York Jets have waived outside linebacker Quinton Coples, the team announced Monday.

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.

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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

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