Robert Quinn isn't going to be a member of the Miami Dolphins much longer, that much is clear. What's unclear is where exactly he's headed, and when. We shouldn't expect any news to come today, and the situation “could take a few days or more to settle,” according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Quinn is being shopped by the Dolphins, and there are a few interested teams. He's been linked to both the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints in recent days. The Dolphins are rebuilding and don't want to have Quinn's salary on the books any longer, so it makes sense why they're looking to move on.
Quinn's first year in Miami was last season, and he started all 16 games. He racked up 6.5 sacks, but his production wasn't quite good enough for his hefty contract. Quinn started his career with the Rams and had a few dominant seasons. In 2013 he had 19 sacks and a league-high 23 tackles for loss.
But his production steadily declined, and the Rams traded him to Miami last offseason. Now, the Dolphins are looking to pass him onto someone else. It was reported earlier that they planned on cutting him if they couldn't find a trade partner, but it now appears they'll be able to.
Quinn has one more year left on his deal and is set to have a base salary of $11.8 million in 2019. He's still only 28, and if he can recapture his prior form, he could prove to be a very nice pickup for a team in need of some pass-rushing help. But according to this report, the Dolphins aren't in that much of a rush to get something done. They're holding out for the best offer possible, although they probably won't get too much compensation because of Quinn's salary.