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Report: Rams trade Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn to the Dolphins

Vincent Frank

The defending NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams continue to be extremely active during the young offseason. Fresh off acquiring Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles has apparently pulled off another notable trade.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams have traded two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins.

Quinn, a first-round pick of the then St. Louis Rams back in 2011, recorded 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 15 games (14 starts) in Southern California last season. He’ll now team up with fellow former Pro Bowler Cam Wake to form a dynamic defensive end duo in South Beach.

Miami is expected to send a mid-round pick back to Los Angeles in the deal.

This is definitely a noteworthy move for both sides. Trading Quinn will free up north of $12 million in cap room for the Rams this spring. With Sammy Watkins, Lamarcus Joyner and Trumaine Johnson all slated to become free agents, that’s a pretty big deal. For the Dolphins, this trade means something else has to be coming. The team is currently over the cap when we take into account the franchise tag tender it handed Jarvis Landry.