The Browns continued to bolster their defensive front seven by agreeing to a two-year, $2.8 million contract with former Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Quentin Groves, a league source confirmed this morning for the Beacon Journal.
Groves, 28, played for Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton last season when Horton had the same job with the Cardinals. Groves started seven of the 16 games in which he appeared this past season and compiled career highs in tackles (46) and sacks (four).
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Groves will be now relied on to help the Browns transition to Horton’s 3-4 multi-front scheme. He’s the third free agent the Browns have added since the market opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The others are outside linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, both of whom struck deals with the Browns on Tuesday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars picked Groves in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Jaguars and two with the Oakland Raiders before joining the Cardinals in 2012.