Matt Eberflus states that Chicago Bears LB Robert Quinn was not allowed to attend mandatory minicamp.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears linebacker Robert QuinnThe trade rumors surrounding Corey Johnson have continued throughout the offseason. He was not present for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp.

Quinn was the only player not present at practice on Chicago's 90 man roster. Coach Matt Eberflus said Quinn's absence was not an excuse. He stated that he had spoken with Quinn in recent weeks, but didn't specify why Quinn wasn't there.

Eberflus stated that they are not discussing the organization as a whole. “We hoped that he'd be here. He's not. [General manager] Ryan [Poles] His staff and he will work together to get through it.”

Quinn established Chicago's single season record for sacks, with 18.5 in 2021. Quinn did not take part in the Bears' offseason programs, but he expressed his desire to stay with the team despite the massive changes that have occurred with the roster and coaching staff.

Quinn stated that the only thing she thought about was whether my resume or last year's production would give her some weight so she could keep me in the building. It's a business at the end of it all. You see. Khalil Mack Trading. It's a business, after all. It's not worth dwelling on too much.

Quinn answered directly when Quinn was asked about his desire to remain in Chicago. He said that he didn't expect or want to travel anywhere. But, again, it is crazy business.

Poles stated earlier in the offseason that Quinn was part the team's plans to 2022, and said that negotiations of trading him had not been initiated before the draft.

Quinn is a veteran of 11 years and has been with Chicago since 2020. The Bears have three years left on Quinn's current contract. It has a $12.8million base salary for this season. If they trade Quinn, $12.9 million would be available in salary cap space. Chicago would have an estimated $37million in cap space, making it the NFL's second-most.

On Thursday, the Bears will wrap up their offseason program at the end of minicamp. Quinn's absence raises concerns about whether he'll make it to Chicago for training camp or be traded. But, one of Quinn’s teammates didn't surprise him.

“Not really. It's Rob, safety Eddie Jackson said. “He has been in the league for some time and I think he knows his reasons. We just wait for him to return. We are certain he will return in top form.”

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