Eagles To Place Robert Quinn On IR

The Eagles’ veteran-flooded defensive line will be without Robert Quinn for an extended stretch. Quinn is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery and land on IR, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.

A knee injury in practice last week will lead to this shutdown. Quinn hitting IR now would knock him out until at least Week 18. The Eagles are not ruling him out for the rest of the season, with Pelissero adding the team is optimistic the midseason trade acquisition can return. Quinn appeared on the Eagles’ injury report late last week and did not play against the Titans in Week 13.

Philadelphia sent Chicago a fourth-round pick for Quinn and has used the 12th-year veteran as a rotational option. Quinn, 32, has not cleared the 30% snap rate on defense as an Eagle, settling in as a rotational rusher after being more of a full-time player with the Bears during the season’s first half. But this injury will still affect Philly’s edge-rushing capabilities.

Quinn does not yet have a sack as an Eagle and has totaled two quarterback hits. The Eagles are still fairly well stocked up front, rostering Haason Reddick, Brandon Graham and Josh Sweat. The team also added Ndamukong Suh as an interior rush presence, flanking an inside group that already houses Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave.

Bouncing around the league since his Rams days, Quinn has been one of the more durable pass rushers during that span. He has not missed more than two games in a season since 2016. Only the 2015 and ’16 seasons have seen the thrice-traded edge player chart more than two absences, but he will be down for at least four games because of this surgery. With the Eagles pushing for their first playoff bye since 2017, Quinn could have extensive time to recover. The divisional round does not begin until the fourth weekend of January.

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