The Jets think they are good enough to make the playoffs, but that’s not stopping them from checking out ways to improve the roster before the start of the season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the team worked out veteran linebacker Quentin Groves on Monday. Groves was cut by the Browns last month after contributing two sacks in five games with the team last year.
The Jets are set in the starting lineup at outside linebacker with Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples, but they are short on experienced depth at the position. Groves has played 84 games over the last six seasons, which certainly qualifies as the kind of seasoning that the Jets don’t currently have on the lower rungs of the depth chart. If he signed with the Jets, he’d also likely see time on special teams during the 2014 season.
Groves has also worked out for the Titans, Redskins and Patriots since parting ways with the Browns and it would seem likely that he’ll land somewhere in time to compete for a job in training camp.