Quin is retiring from football, ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein reports.
The Lions released Quin in February after he started all 16 games in each of his six seasons with the team. His place at free safety likely will be filled by 2018 third-round pick Tracy Walker, who cut into the 33-year-old's snaps this past December. With 156 starts, 733 tackles (524 solo) and 24 interceptions in 159 career games, Walker put together a nice career for the Texans and Lions, missing just one game in 10 seasons. His lone Pro Bowl appearance came in 2014, when he led the NFL with seven interceptions.
Quin isn't sure if he will continue his football career, but he does at least plan to assess the opportunities offered, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Quin has 148 consecutive starts to his name, with most of those coming the past six years in Detroit. He's given some thought to retirement since the Lions released him last week, but he's also open to continuing his career if the right opportunity pops up. The 33-year-old finished 2018 with his lowest marks for snaps (829), passes defensed (three) and interceptions (zero) during his tenure in Detroit, losing some playing time to rookie third-round pick Tracy Walker late in the season. Quin still profiles as a competent starter, combining above-average coverage skills with functional tackling.
Quin was released by the Lions on Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The 33-year-old started all 96 games in his six seasons with Detroit, averaging 71 tackles and 3.2 interceptions per year. He was one of the better free safeties in the NFL during his prime, but the Lions would rather clear out $6.25 million in cap space at this stage of Quin's career. The veteran shouldn't have too much trouble finding a chance to compete for another starting job, while Tracy Walker is poised to take over as the top free safety in Detroit.
Quin seems likely to be cut if he doesn't retire this offseason, Mike Clay of ESPN reports.
A staple of the Lions secondary for six seasons now, Quin's performance declined in 2018 during his age-32 season, regardless of what his respectable stat line may suggest. Detroit could save over $6 million in cap space by letting him go, and that's a decision that seems much easier to make now that 2018 third-rounder Tracy Walker flashed promise as a rookie. In any event, it's been a long time since Quandre Diggs took the torch from Quin as the Lions safety to own in IDP formats.
Quin produced 74 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups over 16 games in 2018.
The ironman that is Quin has now started 148 consecutive games, but in 2018 he logged a career low in snaps and went without a turnover for the first time since 2011. Part of the reason for his decrease in playing time was to get Pro Bowl teammate Quandre Diggs on the field as often as possible in addition to seeing what third-round rookie Tracy Walker could do, but it could also be argued that the 33-year-old has lost a step. Prior to the regular-season finale against Green Bay, Quin said he wasn't sure if he'd continue his career in 2019 despite having one season left on his contract, per Michael Rothstein of ESPN. Even if Quin does return, the IDP asset to own in this secondary is clearly Diggs at this point.
Quin had seven solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
Quin had an abnormally quiet performance last week against the Panthers with only a single tackle, but he responded Sunday to lead the Lions in tackles and record his first sack of the season. The 32-year-old isn't much of an IDP, as the seven tackles mark his second-highest total of the season, and he has zero interceptions or forced fumbles.
Quin tallied five tackles during Sunday's 34-22 loss to Chicago.
While his modest production was right in line with his season averages, Quin otherwise had a day to forget Sunday. The worst part of his performance came on a brutal missed tackle on Bears receiver Anthony Miller, a miscue that allowed the rookie to walk into the end zone for a 45-yard touchdown. The entire Lions defense will need to rebound in a big way if Detroit is going to have any chance of stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers in Week 11.
Quin recorded 13 tackles during Sunday's 31-23 victory over the Packers.
Quin was all over the place and ultimately tied the career-high tackle total he originally set in Week 10 of the 2010 season. However, this was only the third time the 32-year-old has tallied double-digit tackles in a single contest over his 148-game career, so don't start counting on Quin for this kind of production on a weekly basis going forward.
Quin recorded 84 tackles, six PBUs, three interceptions, one touchdown, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 16 games in 2017.
Quin, the Lions' unquestioned leader in the secondary, logged his highest tackle count since coming to Detroit in 2013 and his four forced fumbles tied for fourth in the league. His excellence translated to the fantasy realm, as he finished as a top-10 defensive back in most IDP formats. Under contract with the Lions through 2019, Quin -- Pro Football Focus' fourth-highest graded safety in 2017 -- hasn't shown any signs of slowing down as he approaches his age-32 season.
Quin recorded nine tackles and one forced fumble during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.
Quin led the Lions in stops Sunday and remains the tackle leader in the Detroit secondary. His three forced fumbles are also a team high, as well as a career best for the veteran safety. While his play has admittedly slipped in his age-31 campaign, Quin remains a high-floor fantasy option due to his activity around the line of scrimmage.
Quin recorded two tackles, one pass breakup and one interception against the Steelers on Sunday.
Two tackles is a season-low for Quin, but hauling in an interception helps bring up his value. The 31-year-old has three interceptions on the season now, but his tackles have been been trending down since he racked up eight in Week 3 against the Falcons, so fantasy owners should steer clear for now.
Quin (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.
Having logged an uninhibited practice, Quin must be close to clearing concussion protocol if he hasn't done so already. Regardless, he seems right on track to suit up Sunday against the Steelers.
Quin (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.
By the time Sunday's matchup against the Steelers rolls around, Quin will be two weeks removed from having sustained his concussion. While it isn't clear if he's passed through league protocol yet, Quin's availability at Monday's practice is nonetheless an encouraging sign.
Quin (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Quin was forced out of Sunday's game against the Saints due to a concussion and did not return. He'll now have to go through the league's concussion protocol, but with the Lions entering a bye week, the safety will have some extra time to become symptom-free.
Quin is being evaluated for a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Quin will have to complete the league's concussion protocol before returning, so luckily the Lions have a bye week ahead so he'll have an extra week. Charles Washington will see an increase in snaps for the time being, though.
Quin (groin) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Good news for the Lions, as the leader of their secondary returns to the field after being limited in practice Wednesday. The groin issue doesn't appear to be too serious, and barring any setbacks in Friday's practice, Quin should be cleared for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers.
Quin tallied eight total tackles and a pick-six during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Falcons.
Even in a losing effort, Quin arguably made the play of the game Sunday when he picked off Matt Ryan late in the second quarter on a pass aimed at Julio Jones and ran into the end zone untouched. His eight combined tackles also tied for the team lead. In total, the veteran safety has now collected 19 tackles, three passes defensed, two interceptions, one touchdown and a forced fumble through three games, planting him firmly on the IDP radar.
Quin tallied three combined tackles and added one pass defended during the Lions' Week 1 win over the Colts.
The ankle injury that Quin was dealing with appears to no longer be an issue. With his injury behind him, Quin looks poised to help anchor a solid Detroit defense.
Quin (ankle) practiced in near-full capacity during the first day of minicamp, the Lions' official site reports.
Quin had been taking it easy since undergoing offseason ankle surgery, but participated in near-full capacity during Tuesday's session. For reference, Quin never participated in any team drills during OTAs. However, now in minicamp, he lined up as the starting free safety during team drills, admittedly only for a portion of the snaps, though. It appears Quin has been setback-free in his recovery and will continue to amp up his workload in practice as the offseason wears on.
Quin underwent surgery this offseason to clean out bone chips in his ankle but expects to be ready for the start of the Lions' offseason program, the Detroit Free Press reports. "I did my surgery, my ankle didn't swell very much," he said. "I was back a lot earlier just from my standpoint than I was last time. Obviously, we'll see what the trainers say and allow me to do when I get back, but it feels a lot better this year than it felt in 2014 when I had it done the first time."
Speaking of "last time," Quin had ligaments repaired in the same ankle after the 2013 season and proceeded to miss the majority of spring workouts during that offseason. Because the procedure was less intrusive this time around, he's confident that the Lions' training staff will clear the cornerback to take part in the initial voluntary workouts next week. Once the fall rolls around, he'll be looking to repeat his 2014 campaign in which he led the NFL with seven interceptions and earned the sole Pro Bowl bid of his career.