The Rams traded two-time Pro-Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn to the Dolphins on Friday, according to multiple reports.
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Elite Marshall Newhouse Jersey The report also said the Rams received a mid-round pick for Quinn. It’s been a busy offseason for Los Angeles, having already acquired cornerback Marcus Peters from the Chiefs. Quinn was believed to be targeted as part of the Peters trade.
The Nuggets have a league-high six schedule alert games this season, and they lost their first four before finally notching a win when they were playing not just their opponent but a stiff dose of fatigue as well. Granted, it came against a Phoenix team that was without star Devin Booker, starting point guard Tyler Ulis and center Tyson Chandler, but a win is a win.
Here’s the breakdown for the Nuggets, who have been on the wrong end of so many of these games this season. They were in Houston on Feb. 9, then headed out that same night — gaining an hour — Marcus Williams Authentic Jersey for Phoenix to close out a back-to-back set. That’s not an easy flight, either, as it covers about 1,000 miles as the crow flies. And the Suns entered this game with a two-day rest advantage.
Even with those key Suns players absent, the Suns still tallied a whopping 37 points in the second quarter and, as the Arizona Republic keenly noted, achieved some pretty impressive stats in other categories. Namely, the Suns’ 21 fast-break points marked their most in six games, and their 66 points in the paint registered as a season high.
The question about Payne, the latest inside run-stuffer to roll out of the Crimson Tide’s dominant front, is how consistently he can rush the passer in the NFL. We at least now know he can fly upfield given his blazing 40-yard dash for his size (6-2 1/2, 311 pounds).
Because of Payne’s pedigree in Nick Saban’s scheme, the most common comparison for him has been A’Shawn Robinson, whom the Lions drafted No. 46 overall out of ‘Bama two years ago. But Payne has a chance to be better overall than Robinson and other recent Tide products at the position.
Payne’s 1.67-second split was one hundredth of a second faster than that of Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, who went No. 3 overall in that 2016 draft. It wasn’t far off from the 10-yard number posted by 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas (1.65), who went No. 3 overall last year.
Because of team needs and the strength of many top prospects at other positions, Payne won’t be drafted that high. But he has a case to be the first defensive tackle selected.