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Browns cut outside linebacker Quentin Groves

Quentin Groves AP

Any time there’s a regime change, there will be certain useful players who might not fit the new one.

That may be the case in Cleveland, as the Browns just cut outside linebacker Quentin Groves, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.

Groves finished last year on injured reserve, but is healthy now.

The former second-round pick has always shown just enough pass-rush ability to stay employed, but has just 8.5 sacks in six seasons with the Jaguars, Raiders, Cardinals and Browns. His best year was a 4.0-sack season in 2012 with the Cardinals.

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17 Responses to “Browns cut outside linebacker Quentin Groves”
  1. ytownie says: Jun 6, 2014 8:17 AM

    Just shows the talent in Cleveland is getting better and better. They have reached the corner and are ready to turn.

  2. sewalters79 says: Jun 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    It doesn’t matter, Johnny can also play LB!

  3. joemammy says: Jun 6, 2014 8:36 AM

    Coach Pettine warned him that he’d have to “play like a Brown.”

    Obviously, Quentin couldn’t the “Jag” out of his system.

  4. sargebkm says: Jun 6, 2014 8:48 AM

    You know this move coupled with the failure to draft with the number a receiver can only suggest an awesome player strategy that is not known to us as loyal fans.

  5. clebrowntown says: Jun 6, 2014 8:54 AM

    plus Larry Grant as well

  6. raiderufan says: Jun 6, 2014 8:57 AM

    I’ve got $50 says he’s already on a plane to Tennesee…”PUHLEEEESE RAY! One more chance?”

  7. 2qswing says: Jun 6, 2014 8:59 AM

    Orrrrrr it could mean a significant upgrade at the position has already been recognized (3rd rnd draft choice Christain Kirksey) in OTAs and an early release gives him the chance to get with another team.

  8. slash714 says: Jun 6, 2014 9:16 AM

    Obviously the team feels they have better options.. The browns are gonna turn some heads this year.

  9. floratiotime says: Jun 6, 2014 9:28 AM

    Coming out of college this guy looked special. C’est la vie . . .

  10. realnflmaster says: Jun 6, 2014 9:30 AM

    BIG BUST.

  11. emaney477 says: Jun 6, 2014 9:32 AM

    I’d say he might be a fit with the jets, but Petrine is a mini Rex, and he passed on him. So I guess not

  12. clesportsfan says: Jun 6, 2014 10:03 AM

    Cutting bait with Ray Horton’s guys, makes sense with new rookie and FA signing in offseason

  13. bbb82 says: Jun 6, 2014 10:24 AM

    “Orrrrrr it could mean a significant upgrade at the position has already been recognized (3rd rnd draft choice Christain Kirksey) in OTAs and an early release gives him the chance to get with another team.”

    Kirksey will end up playing inside vs. Groves as a pass rusher. I like your thinking, but they play different positions and are asked to do different things.

  14. bornahawker says: Jun 6, 2014 10:54 AM

    Hello Dallas!

  15. txraiderfan says: Jun 6, 2014 11:28 AM

    I liked him coming out of Auburn, and he’s had his moments in the NFL, but I think what we don’t see (practice and work habits) probably really tell his story

  16. oldcracker says: Jun 6, 2014 12:08 PM

    This is one of the problems in constantly changing coaching regimes and coaching schemes. Stretching the field vs West Coast, run-first vs airing it out, 4-3 vs 3-4 vs cover 2, etc.

    Every single year we find the Browns scrambling to get the right personnel for the latest schemes. Consequently, they wind up searching back alleys and dumpsters for “the right” type of player. Instead they wind up being a dumpster fire.

    Can we (Browns fans) please give Pettine the time to develope into a HC? He’s never been one before, has a Defense background, (very limited at that), and needs to learn how to plan the game from both sides of the ball.

    Most of you are too young to remember just how bad (and for how long) the Steelers were BEFORE Chuck Noll took over. I believe Noll won only 1 (one) game in his first year but, you know the rest. As a Browns fan, I really admire the turn around the Steelers did and continued to do. I really hope to see a revival of our rivalry before I start pushing up daisies. :)

  17. nigellino says: Jun 6, 2014 8:16 PM

    Another one of horton’s special weapons gone. Thanks for the memories.
    Maybe horton’s ‘ace-in-the-hole’ Robertson will be next. What a joke.

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