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Report: Titans reach deal with Quentin Groves

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Quentin Groves is set for a third tour with a Ray Horton-led defense.

The Titans have reached a deal with Groves, a veteran outside linebacker, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday.

The 30-year-old Groves played for Horton, now the Titans’ defensive coordinator, in Arizona (2012) and Cleveland (2013). Groves spent the 2014 preseason with the Texans, who released him on Saturday.

A seventh-year pro from Auburn, Groves has recorded 157 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his NFL career. The majority of the sacks have come in Horton-run defenses the last two seasons.

Groves is likely to provide depth behind starters Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley for Tennessee, which employs a 3-4 scheme.

UPDATE 10:51 a.m. ET: With Groves arriving, the Titans are releasing another outside linebacker. The club is parting ways with Patrick Bailey, Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reported.

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2 Responses to “Report: Titans reach deal with Quentin Groves”
  1. cybersqueak says: Sep 1, 2014 3:12 PM

    I just hope Groves is as good of a special teams player as Bailey has been for us. #TitanUp

  2. tangovader says: Sep 2, 2014 10:11 AM

    Why can’t this Horton guy get a long term gig? 3 teams in 3 years? Both Cards and Browns defenses were much improved under him.

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