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Sources: Coples, Allen sign deals

QUINTON COPLES DE, North Carolina 6-6, 284 1st

DE, North Carolina
6-6, 284
1st round, No. 16 overall

-- Versatility will serve him well; he has played several positions on the defensive line.
-- Combination of speed, size and athleticism.
-- Can defend the run and rush the passer, although his work ethic has been questioned.
-- Had more sacks as a junior (10) than as a senior (7.5).
(Credit: AP)

**Updated @ 6:30 p.m.**

Sources confirmed Thursday that first-round pick Quinton Coples has agreed to a fully-guaranteed four-year deal with a team option for a fifth. The DE from UNC -- who was taken 16th overall in April's draft -- is expected to earn just shy of what No. 15 pick Bruce Irvin agreed to: a $9.3M deal (with a $5.2M signing bonus). 

The Jets signed S Antonio Allen to a four-year deal on Thursday, a source told Newsday.

The total deal is $2.145 million -- which is the NFL minimum salaries for years 1-4, plus a $45,896 signing bonus.

The Jets used one of their compensatory picks to select Allen with the 242nd overall pick. The 6-1, 210-pounder from South Carolina led the Gamecocks defense with 88 tackles, three interceptions and a sack last season.

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