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Quinton Coples’ Fifth-Year Option Picked Up by Jets

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The New York Jets continue to show faith in hot-and-cold pass rusher Quinton Coples.

NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported on Thursday that the team picked up the fifth-year option for 2016 on the outside linebacker they snagged with the 16th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The $7.8 million price tag is guaranteed only for injury, making this a safe alternative to a long-term deal for a player who has underachieved during his first three years in the league. Coples’ 16.5 career sacks are far below what the Jets hoped for when they chose him over players such as Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower in the draft.

via Marc Sessler of NFL.com


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