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Quinton Coples hosts third annual awards event

Three men were honored Friday for their contributions to the youth of Kinston. Quinton Coples hosted his third annual awards event Friday night at the Hometown Exchange. “They are people that have done something with (Coples) as well as with other community kids,” Kurtis Stewart of Millennium Management Group, which represents Coples, said.

Football star Quinton Coples holds 6th annual football camp

Football season is still a few months away, but Quinton Coples' skills camp is helping kids get better now. Before being drafted 16th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, Coples was just a kid from Kinston striving for greatness. When he was growing up, there were no NFL pros coming to Kinston to coach the kids.

Kinston football star Quinton Coples prepares for annual community weekend

Kinston native Quinton Coples is gearing up to host his Sixth Annual Community Weekend in Lenoir County. Coples Foundation Board member Nicholas Harvey, who used to coach Coples as a defensive end when he played locally, said he appreciates what his former player does in giving back to the community.

Quinton Coples to Host Community Weekend in Kinston

One of the biggest annual events in Kinston is just around the corner. The sixth annual Quinton Coples Community Weekend kicks off Friday and will continue until Sunday. All events are free to the public. Coples was a Kinston High School and UNC standout and first-round NFL draft pick with the New York Jets in 2012. “This means a lot to me,” Coples said.

Quinton Coples gives out turkeys for those in need in Kinston

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, an NFL free agent with ties to eastern North Carolina is giving back to his community. Kinston native Quinton Coples gave away some 250 free turkeys Monday as part of his fifth turkey giveaway. Coples says he helped his hometown recover after Hurricane Matthew, making these free turkeys even more important.

Rams release defensive lineman Quinton Coples

Defensive lineman Quinton Coples was released Monday by the Los Angeles Rams, who are trimming their roster from 90 to 75 players. Coples was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2012 and was transitioning from defensive end to defensive tackle during training camp. Coples played three-plus seasons with the Jets and about a half-season with the Dolphins.

Rams defensive lineman Quinton Coples produces after move inside

Quinton Coples is finding early success at a new position. The Rams moved the 6-foot-6, 290-pound Coples from end to tackle before the exhibition season began, and he made several significant plays against the Kansas City Chiefs. Coples made two tackles, including a sack, and forced two fumbles in the Rams’ 21-20 victory.

Rams may be the right fit for Quinton Coples

A frustrating NFL journey has led Quinton Coples to Los Angeles, where the Rams offer a chance at redemption in a scheme that suits his talent, and a strong surrounding cast that allows him to blend in as a supporting player rather than as a focal point or star. “Really a great situation for me in so many ways,” Coples said.

Quinton Coples hosts Celebrity Basketball Tournament as part of Community Weekend

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Quinton Coples hosted a celebrity basketball tournament on Saturday as part of his Community Weekend in Kinston. It’s just one of 8 free events for the Kinston community, all open to the public. From Chapel Hill, Coples was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft to the New York Jets.

Quinton Coples to host annual Community Weekend in Kinston

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Quinton Coples will host his 5th Annual Community Weekend in Kinston. Coples, originally a first-round draft pick out of UNC, joined the Rams in March. On Saturday, Coples will welcome hundreds of kids for a football camp at Kinston High School. The evening will be capped off by a City Rivalry basketball tournament at Kinston High School.

Los Angeles Rams Sign DL Cam Thomas

The Los Angeles Rams continued a busy offseason on their defensive line Monday by adding veteran Cam Thomas to the mix. The defensive tackle previously visited with the Seahawks this offseason. The Rams also signed former Tar Heel defensive end Quinton Coples as a bookend to Robert Quinn, giving the Rams three Tar Heels on their defensive line.

Rams hope Quinton Coples feels more at home in their scheme

Quinton Coples is 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds and was the 16th pick in the 2012 draft by the New York Jets. If you were to pick out the 11 most-football-looking guys in Rams gear, Coples would probably be one. Yet Coples hasn’t consistently done the things that won so much scout approval when he was at UNC, playing with Rams’ defensive end Robert Quinn.

Breaking down Quinton Coples' contract with Rams

The Los Angeles Rams surprised some by jumping out last week to sign defensive end Quinton Coples to a two-year contract. The Rams brought the former first-round pick on board with a deal that guarantees just $750,000. The deal is also voidable after one year if Coples meets certain requirements. Here's a breakdown of Coples' contract:

Quinton Coples agrees to 2-year contract with Los Angeles Rams

Quinton Coples has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Los Angeles Rams. 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. Coples then spent six games with the Miami Dolphins.

Carolina Panthers meet with former UNC defensive end Quinton Coples

Free-agent pass rusher Quinton Coples, a former first-round pick from UNC, was in Charlotte on Tuesday to meet with the Panthers and take a physical, according to multiple sources. The Panthers met with Coples before the 2012 NFL Draft and there was speculation they might take him with the ninth overall pick. Instead, they chose linebacker Luke Kuechly.

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