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Rams place Robert Quinn, Benny Cunningham on injured reserve

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Robert Quinn #94 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates a sack with teammate Aaron Donald #99 during the second quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Rams listed defensive end Robert Quinn as doubtful to play against the Seahawks on Thursday night, which left him with only a slight chance of playing in the game.

That chance was sliced down to zero on Thursday afternoon when the team placed Quinn on injured reserve. Quinn has missed the last two games with a concussion and the team has decided to play out the string without waiting to see if he’ll be able to return to action.

Quinn missed two other games with injuries earlier in the season and ends the year with four sacks in nine appearances. That makes it two years in a row that Quinn has missed a healthy chunk of the season — he played eight games in 2015 — and the issues staying healthy have stopped him from being the threat off the edge that he was when the Rams signed him to a four-year extension early in the 2014 season.

Quinn’s set to make over $6.1 million in salary next year with a $3.6 million roster bonus that became guaranteed last year. His total cap number is slated to be $10.75 million.

The Rams also placed running back Benny Cunningham on injured reserve. He was already ruled out for Thursday night’s game due to a neck injury.

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1 Response to “Rams place Robert Quinn, Benny Cunningham on injured reserve”
  1. minson15 says: Dec 15, 2016 4:02 PM

    That is a big relief for George Fant. Even though Fant plays really well at home, and somehow loses his mind on the road. Robert Quinn is a freak of nature on the Defense side of the ball. Hopefully our front 5 can slow down Donald. But I’m not holding my breath. This is not the best game to be playing right after getting our ass handed to us by Green Bay,

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