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Jets Waive Disappointing Former First-Round Pick Coples

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Well that didn't work out like they hoped.

The New York Jets have waived outside linebacker Quinton Coples, the team's first-round draft pick in 2012.

The move Monday was a surprise despite Coples' diminished role in Todd Bowles' defense. Coples played only five snaps on defense in New York's 24-17 loss at Houston on Sunday after playing just seven against Buffalo in the previous game.

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Coples was drafted 16th overall — five spots ahead of New England's Chandler Jones — to provide a pass-rushing presence. He had 16 1/2 sacks in three-plus seasons, but had none this year. Coples struggled to find a consistent role in Bowles' 3-4 system as a linebacker.

During the offseason, the Jets exercised the $7.8 million fifth-year option on Coples' contract for next year, but guaranteed it for injury only.

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