The Panthers brought Coples in for a visit a few weeks ago, but he wound up leaving Carolina without an offer.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Coples to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 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.