Report: Quentin Groves meets with Patriots, will visit Washington

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The Patriots have reportedly taken a look at one of the more notable edge defenders available in free agency.

Ex-Browns linebacker Quentin Groves took a visit to New England on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. What’s more, Washington will host Groves on Thursday, Rapoport reported.

Groves (6-3, 265) can play outside linebacker in a 3-4 front and could be an end or a strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 defense. The 29-year-old Groves also was a special teams captain for Cleveland in 2013. The Browns released him last week.

Groves appeared in five games for the Browns a season ago, recording two sacks in a campaign shortened by an ankle injury. A seventh-year pro from Auburn, Groves has racked up 157 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 84 regular season contests (29 starts).