REPORT: Jets move Coples to OLB
So says Steiny, who is generally reliable on everything but his Pro-Bowl Predictions for his practice squad pals. But I haven't seen it reported anywhere else yet.
This WOULD be a smart move for Idzik to make, however, for franchise tag reasons. Ravens did something similar with Suggs.
CB $10,854,000, $9,095,000
DE $11,175,000, $9,151,000
DT $8,450,000, $7,039,000
LB $9,619,000, $8,358,000
As you can see, though, it would have been even smarter to label Coples a DT. But then, I'd presume, you'd actually have to line him up with his hand in the dirt on the inside for a certain number of snaps. I don't know what the NFL standard is, but the league does measure snaps played at different "positions" for tag purposes.
So in the very least, this indicates the Jets intend to use Coples on the outside a significant amount.