Rams agree to trade Robert Quinn to Dolphins

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The Rams have agreed to their second big trade of the offseason, and defensive end Robert Quinn is on the move this time.

Quinn has been traded to the Dolphins, according to multiple reports.

No trades can become official until the new league year starts on March 14, but teams can agree to trades, and the Rams have already agreed to two big ones: First they acquired Marcus Peters from Kansas City, and now they’ve shipped Quinn to Miami.

The 27-year-old Quinn has played his entire career for the Rams. He started 14 games and had 8.5 sacks for the Rams last season.

Quinn is under contract for two more years. He’s due $11.4 million this year and $13 million in 2019.

41 responses to “Rams agree to trade Robert Quinn to Dolphins

  1. Weird considering they didn’t use him to acquire Peters but send him for a mid round pick? Odd to say the least. Thanks for everything Robert, fun as hell to watch in 2013 when he had 19 sacks. Hope you find success and health in Florida.

  2. Wonder if Miami is planning on cutting one of their edge rushers. If not, they’ll have one of, if not the best, rotations with Quinn, Branch, Wake, and Harris.

  3. Here we go again. A team has a season of success and then starts trading, letting guys go and bringing in new vets, then the pieces don’t fit and they regress.

  4. Yes!!! I was hoping Miami would trade for him. I imagine they gave up that draft pick they got from Philly in the Ajayi trade.

  5. Can someone please explain to me what the heck the dolphins plans are?? Get rid of their only offensive weapon because he wants too much $$ but they trade for a DE who is due over $10 mill this year?? Their Def line is already way overpaid for the stats they put up.

  6. Gotta think this makes Branch a cap casualty for the Dolphins, if not Wake, also that Miami and Chicago are closer to a Landry deal than being reported…

  7. Another great move by the Rams as Quinn is hurt all the time and not worth the cash . With him and Tavon off the books we can pay some guys that want to play ball . The Fisher mistakes are going . Time to pay Donald and Joyner and maybe Tru . Let Sammy Watkins go away too and we are ready for a title run

  8. Somewhere in the Yankees locker room Russell Wilson is jumping with joy…..

    Still not better than the Rams but that’s one less linemen to pummel him.

  9. RG3 was for one year in 2012 the most exciting football player of all time like peyton manning and michael vick in one. his legacy lives on thru guys like tavon and quinn

  10. Solid player, not sure why they wanted him gone. He was picked one spot ahead of Ryan Kerrigan and they had similar numbers since being drafted.

  11. That’s a lot of coin for the DE spot?!?!? Great pick up especially if Miami re signs Hayes. Branch must not be in the plans for 18.

  12. jluckow says:
    March 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    Wonder if Miami is planning on cutting one of their edge rushers. If not, they’ll have one of, if not the best, rotations with Quinn, Branch, Wake, and Harris.

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    and they still can’t touch Brady. They getting paid though.

  13. and they still can’t touch Brady. They getting paid though.
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    Funny, considering they can’t touch Brady you’d think he’d have a winning record against the Dolphins in Miami, but he doesn’t. Imagine if they could touch him, then they wouldn’t split games every year.

  14. Miami is gonna get rid of one of their front seven defenders now. They’ve got way too much money being spent on their front seven on defense. Quinn ($11M this year), Suh ($26M this year), Branch ($10M this year) and Wake ($9M this year). OLB Kiko Alonso is also making around $10M this year. That’s $66M or ~37% of the cap on five players for that team.

  15. Tampa fans are going to have Jason Licht’s head on a platter. First you let Calais Campbell go to Jacksonville (which only looks so egregious in hindsight because he wasted money on that lazy tree humper Chris Baker), now we miss out on Quinn for the bargain basement price of a mid round pick? If I were the Glazers, I’d be incensed and I’d be asking my GM some really difficult questions like, “WHAT DO WE EVEN PAY YOU FOR?!”

  16. Rams are maximizing their return on a still good, but ageing player. Also, save 11.5 mill. Good move.

  17. Robert Quinn has been mostly injured 2 of the last 3 years so he’s far from being the same player. The Rams save 11 million letting him go and want to keep Joyner, Watkins, and give a extension to Donald while seeing being somewhat competitive in free agency.

  18. Quinn is only “ok”. He hasn’t been anything special over the last 3-years mostly due to being hurt but he did show some life over the second half of last year recording 8 sacks. The move for the Rams was to clear off his $11+ million from their cap. They NEED to pay Donald and that’s going to be about $20+ mil/yr PLUS… they want to KEEP as many as they can from the following free agents: Lamarcus Joyner, Tremaine Johnson, Sammy Watkins, Nickell Robey-Coleman, John Sullivan, Connor Barwin, Dominique Easley, and Tyrunn Walker. Some may wonder why the Rams were only able to get a 4th rounder for Quinn… that’s because his cap number is SO large, apparently the most anyone was willing to give up to take on that number was a 4th. Good move for the Rams to clear the cap space but now it creates a edge void. Hopefully, they’ll be able to pick up somebody in the upcoming draft to minimize the loss.

  19. finsphan says:
    March 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Funny, considering they can’t touch Brady you’d think he’d have a winning record against the Dolphins in Miami, but he doesn’t. Imagine if they could touch him, then they wouldn’t split games every year.
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    Congrats on holding Brady to a 7-9 record in your own house. BTW, his 21-10 overall record vs the dollyfins would seem to indicate something is amiss with your “split games every year” contention. dollfans, clinging to any shred of relevance they can create since 1984, lmao.

  20. The Eagles had a dominant defensive line last year. The Giants did too when they beat Brady. It’s the blueprint to compete in the AFCE.

  21. Quinn was drafted in 2011. Had nothing to do with the RG3 trade.

    Quinn and Aaron Donald are the only Ram defenders to go to the Pro Bowl since the turn of the century. Early on he very much resembled a young Simeon Rice. Rotten shame what injuries did to his career.

  22. 8.5 sacks and not good against the run, is not worth 11 million dollars. Wade can get that production out of someone else. Guy won’t stay healthy either.

  23. do not get this trade. at all. must know something, like they are getting picks come the opening of FA for Landry. Cleveland sending 64 and 65 for Landry. then it makes a bit more sense.

  24. Quinn has been terrorizing Russell Wilson since he came into the league.

    This Seahawks fan is glad he’s moved on… Now we need them to move Aaron Donald …yeah right LOL

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