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The Miami Dolphins trade for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn

03 March 2018

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the Los Angeles Rams have traded defensive end Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a mid-round draft pick.

And now Quinn will combine with another defensive terror in Miami and possibly bring the Dolphins to the postseason for the second time since 2008.

The report also said the Rams received a "mid-round pick" for Quinn.

Or, Miami could pair Quinn with Wake, Charles Harris and Andre Branch in what, on paper, is a formidable defensive end rotation. In seven National Football League seasons, all with the Rams, he has 62.5 career sacks, 20 forced fumbles, 218 tackles and a blocked kick. After dealing Quinn, the Rams sit at roughly $50 million under the cap, giving them more than enough.

The 27-year-old Quinn played in 15 games with 14 starts last year, and recorded 8.5 sacks for one of the best-sacking units in the league (48.0 for the Rams).

Entering the offseason, Los Angeles knew they would have an important decision to make when it comes to Quinn since the former North Carolina star was going to be expensive to keep around with his base salary alone in 2018 being $10. The Rams used Quinn nearly exclusively to rush the passer and would be looking for somebody versatile enough to also drop back into coverage. If things don't work out for Quinn in Miami, the Dolphins could cut him after the 2018 season without taking on any dead money to their salary cap.

Wake is coming off back-to-back double-digit sack seasons but everyone else left something to be desired last season.

The Miami Dolphins trade for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn