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Cleveland Browns release veteran linebacker Quentin Groves

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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.

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.

  • Steve_Not_Chad

    I think there’s a good chance Groves asked for his release. This would enable him to sign on with a team that could offer him more playing time.

  • Hadn’t considered that. Maybe with the draft picks and seeing his name drop on the depth chart at OTAs he decided it was time to leave.

  • mgbode

    and, he’s a Horton guy (from AZ). I am more surprised this didn’t happen earlier, but will not be surprised to see him follow Horton.

  • humboldt

    A note to Kanick, who has a professed affection for Auburn alumns: we’re here for you. You have a support system. And Ben Tate is still a starter!

  • In Farmer/Pettine we trust. That’s Tate _and Dansby_, mind you, #WDE.
    And if this proves to be the pinnacle of Groves’ career, that’s still a damn good career.

  • humboldt

    Now I miss the fall…

  • V. C. Evans Sr.

    The Cleveland Browns really hurt Vince Young….. The Browns didn’t give Vince a chance to compete….