The Rams have released Quinton Coples, according to Rand Getlin of NFL.com (on Twitter).
Coples, selected 16th overall in the 2012 draft, was cut by the Dolphins in February before his fifth-year option for the 2016 season became fully guaranteed. The veteran edge defender had previously spent most of his career with the Jets, before being claimed off waivers by Miami last fall. Coples had his best year as a pro in 2014, but even that amounted to just 35 tackles and 6.5 sacks, modest totals for a first-round pass rusher.
The Panthers also showed interest in Coples before he signed with the Rams in the spring.
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