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Quinton Coples agrees to 2-year contract with Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are the latest team that hopes to eek a pass rush out of Quinton Coples.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Coples agreed to a two-year deal to join L.A.. NFL Media's Rand Getlin adds the deal has a base value of $6.5 million, with a max value of $9.75 million, according to a source familiar with the deal.

The New York Jets cut the former No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft last November. Copels then spent six -- mostly silent -- games with the Miami Dolphins before being released this offseason.

The pass rusher earned zero sacks in 15 games between the Jets and Dolphins last season and compiled four quarterback hits and 12 QB hurries in 292 snaps.

Always miscast as a 3-4 outside linebacker with the Jets, Coples should find a fit better as a defensive end in the Rams' 4-3 scheme.

After the Rams jettisoned Chris Long -- who landed with the New England Patriots -- L.A. adds Coples to a defensive end crew led by Robert Quinn, and the re-signed duo of William Hayes and Eugene Sims.

Don't expect Coples to be more than a rotational player at this stage, but it's a low-risk signing by the Rams with the potential for solid returns.

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