In a somewhat surprising move the Cleveland Browns have moved on from veteran linebacker Quentin Groves. Sure, Groves’ arrival in Cleveland included a rendezvous with a prostitution sting in Beachwood, but when he was on the field he seemed to bring an infectious energy to the defense. Combine that with his abilities on special teams and it’s somewhat surprising that the Cleveland Browns don’t need a guy like that this year.
The #Browns have released edge rusher Quentin Groves, source says. He’s healthy & had 6 sacks over the last 21 game. Core special teamer
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 6, 2014
I certainly don’t want to make too big of a deal about this. We’re talking about a guy who only managed to play five games for the Browns a year ago. Groves was in the second year of a two-year deal worth a reported $2.8 million. He was set to cost $1.1 million against the cap this year and the Browns won’t incur any “dead money” by cutting him.
The Browns still have 12 linebackers on their roster after saying goodbye to Groves and this comes one day after the Browns signed rookie Chris Kirksey, who was drafted in the third round.