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Roster Move: Bears make Quinn signing official


Linebacker Robert Quinn, who reportedly agreed to terms with the Bears March 18, has officially signed a five-year contract with the team.

Quinn, 29, has appeared in 125 NFL games with 106 starts over nine seasons with the Rams (2011-17), Dolphins (2018) and Cowboys (2019). He has recorded 290 tackles, 80.5 sacks, 90 tackles-for-loss, 25 forced fumbles, 20 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown.

Quinn was chosen by the Rams with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of North Carolina. The 6-4, 260-pounder emerged as a star in his second season in 2012, compiling 10.5 sacks and 11 tackles-for-loss.

Quinn continued to ascend in 2013, establishing career highs with 19.0 sacks, a league-leading 23 tackles-for-loss, 34 quarterback hits, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries—one of which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown in a 42-21 win over the Bears at Soldier Field. His performance earned him first-team All-Pro honors and his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

Quinn returned to the Pro Bowl in 2014 when he registered 10.5 sacks, 13 tackles-for-loss and a league-leading five forced fumbles. In 48 games over three seasons with the Rams from 2012-14, Quinn amassed 40.0 sacks, 47 tackles-for-loss, 71 quarterback hits and 13 forced fumbles.

After being hampered by injuries in 2015-16, Quinn returned to play a full season in 2017. He was then traded by the Rams to the Dolphins on March 14, 2018 in exchange for a fourth-round pick and a swap of sixth-round choices. In his only season in Miami, Quinn started all 16 games and recorded 6.5 sacks.

Traded to the Cowboys on March 28, 2019 for a sixth-round pick, Quinn had a resurgent season in Dallas while starting all 14 games he played. His team-leading 11.5 sacks and 22 quarterback hits were his most since 2013 and his 13 tackles-for-loss were his most since 2014.

According to Next Gen Stats, Quinn generated pressure on 14.0 percent of his pass rushes last season, second in the NFL behind only the Packers' Za'Darius Smith (14.6) and ahead of the 49ers' Nick Bosa (13.9), the Jaguars' Josh Allen (13.8) and the Rams' Aaron Donald (13.5).

In addition, Quinn's average pass rush get-off time of 0.80 seconds ranked fifth among edge rushers with at least 300 pass rushes in 2019.

Take a look at new Bears Linebacker Robert Quinn in action. A two-time Pro Bowler, Quinn has 290 tackles, 80.5 sacks, and 24 forced fumbles in his nine seasons between Dallas, Miami, and Los Angeles/St. Louis.

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