The New York Jets will exercise their fifth-year option on outside linebacker Quinton Coples‘ contract, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini.
Coples’ option for 2015 will be worth $7.8 million. The Jets’ decision to pick up the option was reported earlier Saturday by the New York Daily News.
Coples, 24, recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks and started 15 games last season while making the transition from defensive end to linebacker.
A first-round draft selection in 2012, Coples has 16.5 career sacks with the Jets.
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