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Lions Working Out DL Quinton Coples, No Plans To Sign Him

Update:

Ian Rapoport reports that the Lions have no plans to sign free agent DL Quinton Coples, despite working him out on Tuesday.

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Rand Getlin reports that the Lions are bringing in DL Quinton Coples for a workout on Tuesday.

This is the first reported interest in Coples since he became available close to a month ago.

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 was guaranteed for injury only, so the Dolphins were able to release him in a move that freed up $7.751 million in available cap space without any issue.

The Rams later signed him to a contract in March only to release him coming out of the preseason.

In 2015, Coples appeared in 16 games and recorded eight tackles, no sacks, and a fumble recovery for the Jets and Dolphins. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 66 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.