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Quinton Coples Released by Miami Dolphins

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have parted ways with defensive lineman Quinton Coples.

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.