Quinn Lands On IR
Knee Injury Puts Veteran Pass Rusher Out
Eagles edge defender Robert Quinn, acquired from the Chicago Bears in a pre-trade deadline deal, will go on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Quinn was inactive for Sunday’s 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans at the Linc.
The 13-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler is having his knee scoped, per an NFL Network report, and won’t be eligible to be activated into the 21-day practice window until after the Week 17 games against the New Orleans Saints.
He won’t eligible to play until the season finale against the New York Giants.
Quinn, who had 18 1/2 sacks last year and 102 for his career, has played limited snaps since joining the Eagles before their Week 8 matchup against the Steelers. He has no sacks with the Eagles after coming to them with just one from his first seven games with Chicago.
The most snaps Quinn has played in a game for the Eagles is 22. He has played 11 or fewer snaps in three other appearances. He first surfaced on the injury report with a back injury the Thursday following a Week 10 loss to the Commanders, the team’s only loss this season. Sources who watched the tape told ITB that Quinn appeared to lack his signature bend and burst off scrimmage and that his rush was suddenly more upright, as if he were favoring an injury.
Quinn reappeared on the injury report early last week with a knee injury that made him a scratch against the Titans.
The Eagles sent a 2023 fourth-round pick to Chicago to get Quinn, but the Bears picked up a major chunk of Quinn’s salary.
In other transactions, the Eagles activated edge defender Janarius Robinson from injured reserve onto the 53-man roster and waived safety Andre Chachere.
Also, the Eagles released the following three players from the practice squad: DT Anthony Rush, CB Javelin Guidry, and WR Kawaan Baker.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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