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    Stay, go or restructure- DE Quinton Coples

    Stay, go or restructure: DE Quinton Coples
    Experience: Four seasons
    2015 stats: eight tackles
    2016 salary/cap charge: $7.751 cash, $7.751 cap
    Analysis: The Dolphins are in an interesting spot with Coples. Vice president Mike Tannenbaum, who drafted Coples while general manager with the Jets, claimed Coples off waivers in Week 11 and believes in his talent. However, the Dolphins also inherited the final year of Coples’ rookie contract of nearly $8 million. The salary was guaranteed via injury and fortunately, for Miami’s cap, that didn’t happen last season. Now, the team is in position to cut Coples or restructure his high projected salary for 2016. Defensive end is a tough spot for Miami this offseason. Starters Cameron Wake is coming off an Achilles injury and Olivier Vernon will be an unrestricted free agent looking for a big payday in March. One or both may not return.

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  • #2
    Don't know enough about him to have an opinion. I have to think that Tannenbaum picked him up with the intent to restructure and keep him. I guess the other DE decisions will dictate for depth or a potential starter this year or next.


    • #3
      Coples i guess could be described as a very talented player who has failed to show enough of said talent to keep a roster spot on Todd Bowles Jets team..Sure, maybe it was that he wasn't being used properly in the scheme the Jets are running, or that there's a log-jam of talent on their defensive front but you have to wonder about such a highly touted guy coming out, just being outright released. I'm with you, i think Tannenbaum will look to restructure him and at the very least take next season to assess him..i just don't know if he's gonna be just another one of those guys who never seem to thrive at the next level like you thought they would...


      • #4
        He wasn't that good playing on the DL, but was very good at OLB before his ankle injury.

        From what I read on his release, it came after an incident with another player and coach. High salary, acusations of milking an injury, and the team getting production from others as well as whatever the incident was contributed to his release...

        If we cut his pay and get him playing well at OLB, he could be a very good find for us. Dunno if we'll get DJ back, but getting the jets former #1from the 2012 draft helps make up for him... ;-)


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