Rams are trading OLB Robert Quinn to Dolphins for draft pick

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Quinn, 27, was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

According to ESPN.com, the Rams are shipping defensive end Robert Quinn to the Dolphins in exchange for a mid-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

It appears the Rams aren't done wheeling and dealing before the new league year begins either.

It's fitting that trading Quinn saved the Rams almost $12 million in cap space, and they would be on the hook for just $11 million this season for Talib. And even though what the Rams are receiving in return doesn't seem like that big of a deal, keep in mind the main reason behind this decision on Quinn is clearly for cap space.

Overall, Quinn has 62.5 sacks and 20 forced fumbles in 95 games over seven National Football League seasons.

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For two seasons, Quinn played only 17 games and was limited to a total of 9 sacks.

Quinn will be 28-years-old next year and has struggled to stay healthy over the last few seasons, but he did play in 15 games in 2017.

Quinn gets the opportunity to reboot his career in Miami while lining up opposite risky pass rusher Cameron Wake. The move eliminates a need for defensive end help unless of course the Dolphins decide to release one of their current DE's. Wake has one year left on his deal at $8.6 million and he could be cut for a cap saving of more than $5 million. And if last season is anything to go on, then he still has plenty to offer coming off the edge.

With Peters' cap hit this season just around $1.7 million, and Talib's at $12 million, they would likely be getting both Peters and Talib at a cheaper rate than Trumaine Johnson is going to be making this year alone.