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Robert Quinn ‘a bear’ for opposing offenses

Robert Quinn put up an incredible 19-sack season in 2013 and followed with 10.5 the year after. Over the next three seasons, he missed 16 games and managed just 17.5 sacks. Now that he’s healthy again and playing a more comfortable role as a conventional defensive end, Quinn has been wowing coaches and teammates during offseason practices.

New Dolphins DE Robert Quinn bending minds with flexibility

Robert Quinn is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds and he’s strong and he’s fast and yet his most valuable asset is one coaches and players at Miami Dolphins camp have been having a hard time wrapping their minds around. How Quinn bends. You can’t just be fast. You can’t just be strong. You have to know how to contort your body. And contort Quinn does. “He’s a unique athlete.”

Robert Quinn impacting Lowcountry kids

Former Fort Dorchester football players and current NFL stars Carlos Dunlap and Robert Quinn are back in town for the Lowcountry football and cheer camp, and they brought several other NFL players along for the ride. Quinn said, "It's to give back to the community and never forget where you come from because it's the reason why you become the person you are."

Tar Heels in the NFL Free Agency Update

Three former Tar Heels have found themselves new homes in the NFL free agency process: Defensive end Robert Quinn, tight end Eric Ebron, and safety Da’Norris Searcy. Additionally, Zach Brown capitalized on an excellent season and was rewarded by his current team, the Washington Redskins. Here’s a recap of where they went and what got them there.

Sources: Rams trading pass-rusher Robert Quinn to Dolphins

The Los Angeles Rams are trading two-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN. The Dolphins are sending a mid-round pick to the Rams, likely a third- or fourth-rounder. The Rams and Dolphins are also swapping late-round picks. Quinn had a resurgence in 2017 after moving from defensive end to outside linebacker.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 17

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had seven tackles and his fifth interception of the season in the Chargers' win against Oakland. Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had a season-high four catches for 32 yards. Former UNC players in the NFL playoffs will include Mack Hollins, Julius Peppers, Robert Quinn, Da'Norris Searcy, Sylvester Williams and Brandon Tate.

Robert Quinn continues to help families transitioning from homelessness

Shwonna Cox was shedding tears of gratitude. A few minutes earlier Tuesday, she and her children had opened the door of an apartment in northeast Los Angeles and were surprised to find Rams players Tavon Austin and Robert Quinn welcoming them to a fully furnished home. For the second year in a row, the two players worked to help a family transitioning from homelessness.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 15

Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions) hauled in five catches for 33 yards and a touchdown for the Lions on Saturday against the Bears. It was his third touchdown of the season. Robert Quinn (Los Angeles Rams) had two tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks in the Rams 42-7 blowout win against the Seattle Seahawks. He has two forced fumbles and 8.5 sacks on the season.

College Football's Best NFL Factories: Defensive Line - UNC

Ever wonder which college football programs produce the best NFL players by position? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level. Best Defensive Line Factory: North Carolina. The Tar Heels have landed six D-linemen in the first round of the NFL Draft, including stars Julius Peppers and Robert Quinn.

Rams keeping Robert Quinn fresh, and it's paying off

Robert Quinn totaled 40 sacks from 2012 to 2014, but started only 15 games from 2015 to 2016, a stretch during which he underwent back surgery. This year, he is being handled with care. Quinn didn't play in any preseason games and only practiced if he was at full health. When the season began, the Rams limited his playing time to keep him healthy and maximize his pass-rush snaps.

How to watch UNC Alums in the NFL: Week 3

Week 3 in the National Football League has dawned. In case you were wondering who you would want to root for this week, here’s your weekly check on how to watch some of your favorite Tar Heel alumni in action: 8:25 PM, Thursday: Los Angeles Rams at San Fransisco 49ers - Robert Quinn travels up the coast to face a surprisingly good 49ers team.

Rams OLB Robert Quinn is already making an impact

In a span of three plays, Rams outside linebacker Robert Quinn was personally responsible for a loss of 11 yards. "That was just the official knock the rust off," Quinn said, smiling. If he can remain healthy, Quinn should make a whole lot more plays in Wade Phillips' 3-4 base set which required Quinn to transition from defensive end to outside linebacker.

ACC spotlight: Teams that have produced most active NFL players

4. North Carolina - 26: Julius Peppers remains the most known ex-Tar Heel, even after quarterback Mitch Trubisky was drafted with the No. 2 overall pick during the spring. Robert Quinn has established himself as an elite defensive end when healthy, while players like Eric Ebron and Giovanni Bernard have impressed in flashes on the offensive side of the ball.

Rams' Robert Quinn drawing inspiration from DeMarcus Ware

One of the things you'll notice about Robert Quinn's locker is an Instagram post, printed out and taped to one of the panels that hold his personal belongings. It came from DeMarcus Ware, the retired former defensive end and outside linebacker who seems like a lock for the Hall of Fame. Ware's career accomplishments are highlighted along the bottom. It keeps Quinn going.

UNC athlete-agent case headed to trial

A former UNC athlete accused of helping funnel money to Tar Heel football players back in 2010 will go to trial later this year. Christopher Hawkins pleaded not guilty to four charges Monday – including athlete-agent inducement. Hawkins was arrested in May 2015 for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010.

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