Robert Quinn’s time with the Dolphins might not last long.
The defensive end was sent from the Rams to Miami in March 2018, but according to NFL Network, the Dolphins have already “had trade conversations surrounding Quinn.”
The report adds that if Miami can’t find a trade destination for the 28-year-old pass rusher, then the franchise likely will “move on from him” for salary reasons. Quinn is set to make a base salary of $11.8 million in 2019, which could be too steep for Miami to keep him.
From Up to the Minute: The #Dolphins have had trade conversations about pass-rusher Robert Quinn, who could be released for salary reasons if they don’t find a partner. Another productive pass-rusher potentially on the market. pic.twitter.com/sN1zqVdCFh
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2019
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Quinn finished his first season with Miami compiling 6 1/2 sacks while starting all 16 games. He tallied 62 1/2 sacks during his seven seasons with the Rams, totaling a career-high 19 in 2013.
The Dolphins are coming off a 7-9 season and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. They fired coach Adam Gase in late December and hired Brian Flores to replace him. There also has been speculation the franchise is ready to move on from quarterback Ryan Tannehill.