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Los Angeles Rams agree to trade DE Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins

Los Angeles Rams agree to trade DE Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins

The Rams also acquired former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, and only gave up a fourth round pick in this year's draft to do so.

In another move primarily designed to create salary-cap flexibility, the Rams shed another high-salaried player Friday afternoon when they agreed to trade linebacker Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins.

Quinn was one of the best defensive pass rushers in the league a few seasons ago, racking up 40 sacks from 2012-14.

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

Compensation update: Dolphins are sending a mid-round pick to the Rams in exchange for DE Robert Quinn, per source. Assuming that Quinn's existing deal wasn't modified for the trade, the Dolphins will have Quinn under contract for the next two years at a total of roughly $22 million.

The Rams put Quinn on the trading block earlier this offseason. The 28-year-old has experienced injury problems, causing him to miss 16 games the last 3 seasons. Miami is now around $7 million over the cap with the $16 million franchise tag assigned to Landry.

Quinn gets the opportunity to reboot his career in Miami while lining up opposite risky pass rusher Cameron Wake. And if last season is anything to go on, then he still has plenty to offer coming off the edge.

Quinn, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, should provide immediate help for a Dolphins defense that finished tied for 26th in the league with 30 sacks.

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. His cap charge is the largest of any nonquarterback, and the Dolphins could decide to move on after three years.