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Dolphins Releasing DE Quinton Coples

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins are waiving DE Quinton Coples on Friday.

All indications have been that Coples was going to be cut at some point in the near future, given that he didn’t have an impact with the Dolphins and Miami could use some more cap space.

Coples, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2012. However, he lasted just three years in New York before he was waived and later claimed by the Dolphins back in November.

The Jets elected to pick up Coples’ fifth-year option back in April, but this figure is guaranteed for injury only, which means the Dolphins will free up $7.751 million in available cap space by cutting him.

In 2015, Coples has appeared in 16 games and recorded eight tackles, no sacks, and a fumble recovery for the Jets and Dolphins.