Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn is in New Orleans today after previously visiting the Cowboys. Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said Monday that “a couple of other teams have called and inquired about him recently.”There is no doubt the Dolphins want to trade Quinn. But General Manager Chris Grier dispelled the notion that the Dolphins will release Quinn if they can’t trade him. Of course Cheap Craig Robertson Youth Jersey
, that also could be a trade ploy.“Robert’s a good player,” Grier said, via Adam Beasley of the . “We can keep him on this roster if we have to. He’s a good player; he’s got value White Alex Anzalone Jersey
, and he probably fits some other schemes a little bit better in terms of what he does so he and his agent and other teams are talking to us about it and that’s where we are right now with that.”Quinn is scheduled to make $11.8 million in base salary after the Dolphins agreed to pay his $1.1 million roster bonus two weeks ago. He likely will take a pay cut wherever he lands considering he made only 6.5 sacks last season.Miami is willing to consider paying part of Quinn’s salary to facilitate a deal, which is what it did to deal Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins also could be willing to take a 2020 draft pick instead of a 2019 choice.“For us, as well as with the Ryan trade Alex Anzalone Jersey 2019
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, but word on Wednesday is that there’s still a way to go.Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reports that the two sides are “far apart” in negotiations for a new contract and that no deal is imminent at the moment. Duncan adds that both Thomas and the Saints are “motivated” to get a deal done before training camp opens next month, so there figure to be more conversations focused on getting the ball moving.Thomas is looking for a new deal at the same time as Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Amari Cooper. One member of that group of star wideouts landing a deal may help smooth the way for the others White Sheldon Rankins Jersey
, but no one has taken the plunge yet and we’ll have to wait to see which one will leap first.Thomas has more catches through three seasons than any other wideout in NFL history and said recently that he feels “pretty certain” all will be taken care of in a timely manner.