August 18, 2014

NFL Free Agency: Browns ink former Cardinals OLB Quentin Groves

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year deal with outside linebacker Quentin Groves, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.

Groves, 28, measures in a 6-feet-3-inches and 225 pounds. He and new Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton spent last season together in Arizona where the linebacker was a useful reserve, tallying 46 tackles and four sacks despite starting just seven times. He played in all 16 games in 2012, and has played in no fewer than 15 during his five years in the NFL.

Groves reportedly had multiple teams interested in his services and had several visitis scheduled before agreeing to terms with the Browns. He figures to add to the edge-rushing line-backing corps of Jabaal Sheard, Chris Gocong and the newly signed Paul Kruger.

His deal with the Browns is for two years and $2.8 million, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

[Related James Harrison a Cleveland Brown? No thanks.]

  • Garry_Owen

    Whew! I’m not crazy. Well, I wasn’t wrong, anyway. Thanks, mgbode. Your google skills shame mine.

  • mgbode

    full season tickets (home/away) and airfare+hotel to games is enough for me. I don’t ask for much :)

  • Garry_Owen

    Wait a minute . . . a poll on what? That Harv should call the shots or that everyone hates me? I’m comfortable with one, notsomuch the other (but I won’t say which).

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Hahaha. Listen, if I have to accept that we are powerless to affect change for the Browns, then I’m quitting this internet lifestyle. I want to live in a world where Lombardi scours the internet for good advice, and then calls us up after the draft to thank us for the informative tidbit.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Quit harshing my buzz, man.

  • mgbode

    we don’t need a poll for the 2nd one. it was decided on one of those Mondays you skipped out on. as long as you keep bringing the booze, we won’t lock the doors on you though.

    and it’s not for Harv to call the shots, it’s each move that needs a poll. might slow things up on draft day, but we’ll have a few practice runs to make sure the machinations are in order.

  • mgbode

    apparently, if we went and rooted for Buffalo, then we could just call our GM and talk with him on the phone. either that or secretly tape conversations with other GMs:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/03/12/pranksters-record-conversation-between-nfl-nix-domenik/1982007/

  • mgbode

    “productive adult ADD” is the preferred term

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Right… I do really like Myers as well and he should come at a good price. I haven’t done much research on him… I know he’s a solid pass-catching tight end, but haven’t read anything about his blocking. I unfortunately agree with you regarding Cameron. He was not as impressive catching passes last year as I was hoping to see. This is a big year for him to prove himself.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    also as you mentioned, there are some really interesting TEs in the draft, so it would make a ton of sense to me if Chud has his eye on one who he thinks will be a steal later in the draft.

  • Harv 21

    I am not completely comfortable discussing how or why I call the shots. But, ok, usually it starts something like this: “Barkeep!”

    But anyway, here’s what delusional interaction thing kills me: People who clap at the end of a movie in the theatre. For whom – the projectionist and minimum wage broom kid? Pure weirdness.

  • mgbode

    sorry, he just really seems like a Gus Bradley type of guy and Eugene Monroe isn’t terrible (JAX LT).

  • Garry_Owen

    I feel strangely edified and ripped apart all at once. If this is what balance and harmony is, I’m not sure I like it.

  • mgbode

    once you are sure, then you will reach enlightenment

  • mgbode

    you haven’t read about his blocking because his next block will likely be his first (other than those “excuse me sir” types of blocks as he goes out for a pass).

  • Harv 21

    Mr. Workman, you are quite argumentative this morning. Must not appreciate this rare aggressive foray into free agency and the accompanying startled, half-baked fan reaction. This is no place for you, sir. Wait a week and you’ll have draft talk coming out the wazoo (not sure who’s).

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Yikes! Well, it looks like the Browns are among the leaders to land Fred Davis. I like Davis a lot, he seems solid as both a blocker and receiver, but you have to worry about his durability.

  • Garry_Owen

    QC alert deleted.

  • DontbringLBJback

    Someone mentioned Darius Heyward-Bay… I wouldn’t go there. Seems like he is still a project.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I’d be interested to see if the Pats grab him. They need a speed WR on the outside, and if that is all they are asking DHB to do, then he can be effective for them.

  • SDA

    I ditto that statement. where’s the booze

  • mgbode

    and apparently Gary Barnidge will be our TE2 on run downs.

    Fred Davis is young enough (27), from Ohio (always nice), and is a good receiving+blocking guy. But yeah, those injuries mean we better have another option too. Hopefully, he is cheap.

  • Harv 21

    now I’m totally confused on Reader Polls. I thought it’s always: 1) What Do YOU Think? or 2) What Will Happen? not, 3) Vote and We’ll Do What Youse Say!”

    So it’s not a condescending, desperate ploy for hits by making me feel special. I am empowered. Ok (“breathe”), someone call a meeting, someone make an agenda, someone roll Lombardi’s chair and candy wrappers out of the conference room.

  • eldaveablo

    I think Asomugha got paid more than all our guys combined so far. This is a stretch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Not trying to be confrontational. Was just asking who that quote was attributed to? Im dealing with an East coast bias regarding my sports talk radio living here in CT. Hard to get “real” Browns news, you know without the ESPN filters. For the record, Im happy with the moves thus far and the resulting “buzz”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Not to mention, I agreed with your take on the value of trading down this year (see below). Why the defensive posturing? Tear down that wall Mr. Harv.

  • Harv 21

    who’s whose hoos hues. There’s scant time for QC today, comrade, spiraling events have reduced us to a panting bucket brigade.

  • mgbode

    you hear that everyone? Free Day!!!!

  • Garry_Owen

    It’s the crucible that brings out the best in us – the fire that refines and forges the finest steel!
    (I just read TD’s article on Plan B free agency, and I’m doing all I can do to refrain from being a complete QC a-hole because it’s a good article and I don’t want to detract from it with my QC a-holeness. This burden is a difficult one to bear.)

  • Harv 21

    you know, I thought your response to my trade comment was a curt dis that MY points (not the draft chart points) didn’t add up, followed by another curt attack on Garry. Apologies, this flood of reports is interfering with my lifestyle and ability to concentrate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    No worries, the comment was a bit vague.

  • woofersus

    It’s possible, but don’t forget how many front-7 guys we’re already saying goodbye to. They cut Rucker, and Scott Fujita, Kaluka Maiava, Juqua Parker, Emmanuel Stephens, and Austin English are all UFA’s. Some of those guys don’t make any sense in a 3-4, and some are just getting old, but odds are most if not all are not going to be back. Groves isn’t necessarily a starter either. I think they still want to use Sheard at OLB with Groves being a rotation guy. Fort and Robertson serve as depth at ILB.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    First the Indians and now the Browns I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl at a Bieber concert! If the Cavaliers do something the hat trick will have been achieved and I’ll feel like a middle aged woman reading “50 Shades of Grey!”

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    No a cornerback opposite Haden is the biggest need besides you can find a decent OG everywhere to use a top six pick is crazy. The only thing crazier is drafting Gee-NO Smith!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Echo what Pat said Milliner seems ticketed for Detroit.

  • Garry_Owen

    Just so long as you don’t become a schoolgirl reading “50 Shades of Grey” or a middle-aged woman at a Bieber concert. Keep those passions within appropriate boundaries, please.

  • mgbode

    as long as this doesn’t happen when the season starts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYdtgK3R68w

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Two days in a row?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Bieber fever is starting to fade thankfully.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Don’t judge me I have to have something for my weekends! ;-)

  • SDA

    This is the result of to much time on my hands. These comments do not represent me or any company I have ever been affiliated with. They do however represent what the little voice inside my head has allowed to put in print.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’m not really concerned I was simply trying to boost the sales of Kool-Aid! ;-) Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeea!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Btw the little voices in my head are “my sources!” For future reference.

  • SDA

    you should apply for a job at ESPN

  • Harv 21

    you should know that I haven’t yet read TD b/c of this warning. Maybe I’m blue state at heart, but want to give him a chance to atone and edit before punctuation slop morphs me into Anthony Hopkins in a Merchant Ivory movie.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Only if I can stay in Cleveland I refuse to leave now that things are getting good finally! I was going to say until a championship but I haven’t had enough Kool-Aid yet.

  • SDA

    my enlightenment came when the voices in my head introduced themselves to each other

  • Harv 21

    ok, only now heard the podcast and found out Rick essentially predicted the same trade. So much for my powers of original thinking.

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