The Miami Dolphins have parted ways with defensive lineman Quinton Coples.
We have terminated the contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 12, 2016
Coples was a 2012 first round pick of the Jets. He was waived by the Jets back in November and claimed by Miami. The Dolphins are run by Mike Tannenbaum, who was general manager of the Jets when they drafted Coples.
There seemed to be some degree of trepidation about Coples going to a division rival and potentially breaking out, but he did not record a single tackle in six games with the Dolphins.
It is possible the Dolphins will bring Coples back at a reduced price, but his $7.8 million pricetag proved too high. Still, that is not an exorbitant cap hit for a genuine impact player. It shows once again that Coples is not such a player.