Dolphins claim LB Coples from Jets
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Outside linebacker Quinton Coples has been claimed by the Miami Dolphins one day after he was waived by the New York Jets.
The Dolphins, who play the Jets on Sunday, have been hit hard by injuries at linebacker and reinforced the position Tuesday.
The Jets’ decision to part with Coples was a surprise despite his diminished role this season. They made him the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Coples had 16 1/2 sacks in three seasons under coach Rex Ryan, including 6 1/2 in 2014, but had none this season while starting only two games in Todd Bowles’ 3-4 system. The Dolphins play a 4-3 scheme.
Miami starting linebackers Jelani Jenkins (left ankle) and Koa Misi (abdomen) missed last week’s loss to Dallas.
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