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Ian Rapoport reports that one Bears star player is not present at minicamp!


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Vince Carbonneau
June 14, 2022  (12:36)
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Today marks the first day of practice this week for the Chicago Bears. Well, almost everyone is present.

Here is what NFL Networks Ian Rapoport tweeted out:
#Bears star pass-rusher Robert Quinn is not expected to be present for the team's mandatory minicamp that begins today. Quinn is away from the team training on his own.

While this is never nice to hear as a Bears fan, it's not that much of a surprise.
Quinn has been in the midst of multiple trade rumours in the past few months.
Quinn broke the Bears' single-season sack record last season. However, there's a chance it could stand as his final season with the Bears.
Bears writer Aaron Leming thinks Ryan Poles should pull the trigger on a trade.
Interested teams have been viewing the possibility of acquiring Quinn via trade, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported a few weeks ago.
Here was a report from CBS' Jason La Canfora from 3 weeks ago:
I continue to hear that Quinn wants out of Chicago – and who could blame him? – and there are a host of interested teams. Bears brass has told everyone he ain't going anywhere, but they will keep asking and that's not lost on the veteran defensive end. The Bears look hapless, they dealt fellow veteran pass rusher, Khalil Mack, already, and Akiem Hicks doesn't seem likely at all to be back. Team is in transition under new management, Quinn is coming off a monster season with 18.5 sacks. He just turned 32 and wants to win, and he is also an absolute steal this season ($13M); if he gets dealt the next team would likely sweeten the pot with incentives if nothing else. If the Bears are as bad as I expect, this will only fester, and he could be the prize of the trade-deadline market if nothing else (fetching more than Von Miller a year ago I believe).

If Quinn is in fact traded, I wouldn't be shocked by the move, especially after the Bears already shipped his elite teammate and friend, Khalil Mack, to Los Angeles.
Quinn said Tuesday, via ESPN. : "At the end of the day, it's a business. Again, you see Khalil Mack getting traded. Again, it's just a business. Don't dwell on it, too crazy."
Again, if you want Quinn to stay with the Bears, this does not ensure that he will be traded. However, I have to admit that, at this point, all signs point toward him playing in a different uniform come September...
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