- Rand Getlin reports that Coples receives a two-year deal that includes a base value of $6.5 million and can be worth up $9.75 million in total.
After being released by the Dolphins, Coples visited with the Panthers and Rams, but it appears as though his best opportunity was with Los Angeles.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Coples to a contract won’t factor into the Rams’ 2017 compensatory picks.
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.
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.