The Miami Dolphins are reportedly considering either trading or releasing defensive end Robert Quinn, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
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
"If they cannot trade him, they will likely move on from him as they go toward a new regime," Rapoport said.
Quinn just finished his first year with the Dolphins, finishing with 6.5 sacks while starting all 16 games.
The 28-year-old had 62.5 sacks in his seven previous seasons with the Rams, earning two Pro Bowl selections including when he totaled 19 sacks in 2013.
Miami acquired the pass-rusher in a trade last offseason for a fourth-round pick and a flip of sixth-round picks, and he became one of the most reliable players in an otherwise dismal defense. The unit finished 29th in the NFL in total yards allowed and 27th in points allowed.