In a move some find shocking, the Cleveland Browns have cut Outside Line-backer Quentin Groves. The 6-year veteran, has only spent one season in Cleveland. The Browns picked him up from Arizona, and this could still be the effects of Ray Horton’s departure from the Browns as the team’s defensive coördinator.
Groves was one of Horton’s players, and now that the Browns have hired, Mike Pettine as the team’s head coach and he brought in O’Neil, they may not have thought Groves was a good fit for their defensive plans this season.
Groves only played in 5 games last season, before being placed in the injured reserve list. Groves injured his ankle during the Ravens game in week 2, and wasn’t able to play through it. Groves suffered a major injury in the rematch with the Ravens in week 9, that required surgery and that was the end of his first season with the Cleveland Browns.
He was brought into Cleveland, because of his pass rushing abilities and his ability to play outside line-backer. Injuries probably played a huge part, in the Browns decision to let him go.
It won’t take long for Groves to find a new team. The Dallas Cowboys, have a major need to fill the hole at line–backer, and I wouldn’t be surprised, if they signed Quentin Groves.
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