Miami Dolphins continuing attempt to trade DE Robert Quinn
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins may not be done with trading away players just yet and Robert Quinn is reportedly the one they are trying to move.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins are not only actively shopping Robert Quinn they are willing to pay part of his salary to make that happen.
"A well-placed league source said the Dolphins are open to paying more of the freight to move Quinn. How much more is dependent on the draft pick compensation return in a trade. – Via Armando Salguero"
The Dolphins did this with Ryan Tannehill as Salguero pointed out in his article. Paying $5 million of his salary to facilitate the trade that brought a 4th round pick to the Dolphins. Salguero believes that the Dolphins may be trying to get a 2020 third round pick for him. If that is the case how much will they be willing to pay?
Quinn is now owed $11.8 million on the season after the Dolphins paid a roster bonus of just over $1 million after the start of the league year. If the Dolphins release him, they recover all but the roster bonus. If they trade him they recover all of the money minus anything they opt to pay in 2019.
Miami lacks a lot of depth at the position but they don’t seem to be too concerned. William Hayes is a free agent and they already released Andre Branch ahead of free agency. They currently will rely on Charles Harris in a bigger role especially if Quinn is moved. Cameron Wake signed a free agent deal with the Titans.
Quinn has not been good with Miami as he didn’t seem to fit the haphazard scheme that was being used by Matt Burke. It is another trade that Mike Tannenbaum should not have made and now the Dolphins are trying to move on from it.
The question becomes who will be the team, if any, that will play ball and move a draft pick for his services?