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Dolphins cut Coples, McCain

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20:  Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a catch over Brice McCain #24 of the Miami Dolphins during a game  at EverBank Field on September 20, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Dolphins released cornerback Brice McCain and defensive end Quinton Coples Friday.

McCain lasted one season in Miami after a big year with the Steelers in 2014 helped him land $3 million in guarantees from the Dolphins on the open market.

McCain, 29, was due to make $2.5 million in 2016. He finished 2015 with one interception, 10 pass breakups and 31 tackles in 11 starts.

Coples was claimed off waivers from the Jets last November. He played in six games for the Dolphins without recording any stats.

A first-round pick of the Jets in 2012, Coples has 16.5 career sacks but had none last season.

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24 Responses to “Dolphins cut Coples, McCain”
  1. jyosuckas says: Feb 12, 2016 4:47 PM

    Coples will end up in Buffalo

  2. drgfri says: Feb 12, 2016 4:56 PM

    With a mouth like Coples has he is destined for Buffalo or Dallas.

  3. jvw1982 says: Feb 12, 2016 4:59 PM

    No stats……his career is about over…..

  4. fanofpft says: Feb 12, 2016 5:24 PM

    It is now a game of “The price is right” May sound crazy but the guy with no stats could be the more all around player. And more sought after for the team to want back.

  5. mcjon22 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:32 PM

    Surprised McCain was let go.

    He wasn’t horrible as the nickle CB, and Grimes was typically the CB getting torched.

  6. socalseahawker says: Feb 12, 2016 5:53 PM

    I remember when Seattle got bashed for taking Bruce Irvin over Coples. The draft is such a fickle animal.

  7. nofaceangler718 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:56 PM

    Another Rex bust…We should have taken Jones or Decastro. Instead we went with Big Ugly Vlad at the guard that year with Coples getting blocked by guys that were 5’10, 195. He was known for dogging it in college, but Rex was gonna “coach em up!” Still waiting for that. This guy only made plays when the opposing player literally ran into him. His sacks come from Mo chasing the qb out of the pocket. I’ve never seen a Dlineman be stood up by RBs and TEs as much as this guy. And once the play is past him he stops moving. he NEVER chased a play down. I hope he goes up to the Bills so he can continue to curse Rex’s teams. Only worse pick we have had in recent years was Kyle Wilson.

  8. abninf says: Feb 12, 2016 6:12 PM

    nofaceangler718 says:

    Another Rex bust
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    Rex didn’t draft him.

  9. tccoats says: Feb 12, 2016 6:34 PM

    Coples was on Rex’s watch even if he wasn’t directly reaponsible for drafting him…

  10. 6ball says: Feb 12, 2016 6:39 PM

    .
    The Jets took Coples at 16. The Patriots took Chandler Jones and Dontae Hightower at 21 and 25. Draft day matters.
    .

  11. bobl242 says: Feb 12, 2016 6:59 PM

    mcjon22 says:
    Feb 12, 2016 5:32 PM
    Surprised McCain was let go.

    He wasn’t horrible as the nickel CB, and Grimes was typically the CB getting torched.
    ————————————————————-
    Are you serious? He was horrible. Glad the new coaching staff realized this and cut him loose.

  12. ajg314 says: Feb 12, 2016 7:09 PM

    Coples had first round talent, 8th round motivation and drive.

  13. VenerableAxiom says: Feb 12, 2016 7:38 PM

    It’s just the beginning. Gase and friends are going to clean house while T-baum’s in the mood. Truth be told, they need to.

  14. pftfan says: Feb 12, 2016 7:42 PM

    I would bet $10 that Coples ends up with the coach that lobbied hard to draft him over Chandler Jones.

  15. pftfan says: Feb 12, 2016 7:47 PM

    abninf says:
    Feb 12, 2016 6:12 PM

    nofaceangler718 says:

    Another Rex bust
    ===================================

    Rex didn’t draft him.

    =========================

    Rex had three full years to mold him into a NFL starter. He wasn’t some reach from a small school. He was a legit first round talent, with the size to boot.

    At some point, the coaching staff has to actually *coach* the talent out of these kids.

  16. ppc50 says: Feb 12, 2016 8:07 PM

    Coples in Dallas, will come cheap

  17. enoughofthatalready says: Feb 12, 2016 8:11 PM

    McCain will be back in Pittsburgh…..book it.

  18. fanofpft says: Feb 12, 2016 8:13 PM

    At some point, the coaching staff has to actually *coach* the talent out of these kids.

    Maybe that’s what just might happen along with Dion Jordon.

  19. piratefreedom says: Feb 12, 2016 8:49 PM

    6ball says:
    Feb 12, 2016 6:39 PM

    .
    The Jets took Coples at 16. The Patriots took Chandler Jones and Dontae Hightower at 21 and 25. Draft day matters.
    .
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    how well you coach the guys you draft also matters.

  20. intrafinesse says: Feb 13, 2016 12:01 AM

    Rex had a great deal of influence in drafting when Tannenbaum was GM.
    Coples was a Rex pick, and he was a bust.

    Rex essentially aged the Jets 6 years during his tenure. They drafted 2 excellent players in 6 years, and a couple of ok players.
    In 6 years.

    I hope he does to Buffalo what he did to the Jets.
    He’s a cancer that I wish on my division rivals.
    And I’m happy to see Tannenbaum with the Dolphins.
    Please sign another Suh.

  21. nofaceangler718 says: Feb 13, 2016 12:18 AM

    abninf says:
    Feb 12, 2016 6:12 PM
    nofaceangler718 says:

    Another Rex bust
    ===================================

    Rex didn’t draft him.

    ============================

    If you think Rex wasn’t choosing those players when Mr. T was GM, then you clearly haven’t followed the Jets closely.

  22. billsfan1 says: Feb 13, 2016 3:48 AM

    So it’s Rex’s fault coples “didn’t develop”? Then he deserves all the credit for Wilkerson becoming do damn good, see how that works?

    It’s cool for you to pile on him though, when he was stuck with Idzik and Tannenbaum, who were just awful as gm’s. Sure he made bad decisions but stop acting like he’s the worst coach the leagues ever seen. And to the loser above who said coples wasn’t a reach, you’re right, which means he should Have required less coaching up.. Maybe Rex trusted your crappy scouts too much and that was the problem

  23. hehateme2 says: Feb 13, 2016 9:02 AM

    pats cant beat the fins in miami

  24. lanham4eve says: Feb 13, 2016 10:56 PM

    billsfan1 says:
    Feb 13, 2016 3:48 AM

    So it’s Rex’s fault coples “didn’t develop”? Then he deserves all the credit for Wilkerson becoming do damn good, see how that works?

    It’s cool for you to pile on him though, when he was stuck with Idzik and Tannenbaum, who were just awful as gm’s. Sure he made bad decisions but stop acting like he’s the worst coach the leagues ever seen. And to the loser above who said coples wasn’t a reach, you’re right, which means he should Have required less coaching up.. Maybe Rex trusted your crappy scouts too much and that was the problem
    ———————————
    While true that rex more than likely didnt have BB level control over the roster he is still an average coach with a big personality in a media driven league. A good/great coach molds his scheme around his players, which Greg Roman seemed to do, but rex failed to do that with our defense. He tried to force a scheme on them rather than adapting. Look a BB in New England, probably the greatest coach of all time, his schemes have changed in the last 6 years because his players changed. Rex wanted it to be his scheme not the scheme best suited for the defense

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