Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn will visit the New Orleans Saints on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday evening.
Quinn remains under contract with the Dolphins, but the team has reportedly given him permission to visit other teams while Miami tries to arrange a trade. Quinn visited the Dallas Cowboys last week, but a deal has yet to materialize.
The Dolphins are reportedly willing to pay part of Quinn's 2019 salary to help facilitate a deal, which would likely increase the compensation they would receive, as they did in trading Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans last week.
Quinn, who turns 29 in May, has a $12.9 million cap figure for 2019, the final year of his deal. The Dolphins acquired him from the Los Angeles Rams last offseason for a fourth-round pick and a swap of sixth-rounders, and he posted 6.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits while playing in all 16 games for Miami.
A two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro, Quinn hasn't topped 8.5 sacks or 15 QB hits in a season since posting 10.5 and 20, respectively in 2014. He had career highs of 19 sacks and 34 QB hits in 2013.
The Saints lost defensive end Alex Okafor to the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency, though they still have All-Pro Cameron Jordan and 2018 first-round pick Marcus Davenport, for whom New Orleans gave up its 2019 first-rounder in a trade.
--Field Level Media