The Cleveland Browns decided to sign outside linebacker Quentin Groves last month a day after he took a free agent visit to the team, and Groves has rewarded the Browns by getting arrested just a month and some change after inking a contract. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Groves was arrested for solicitation and more will be up on the Cleveland.com site regarding Groves’s arrest.
This is downright disappointing news for the Browns, as they gave Groves a two-year, $2.8 million deal after showing plenty of interest in Groves early on in free agency. He was promptly snapped up by the Browns, and his signing with Cleveland enabled him to reunite with new Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Groves played under Horton as his DC with the Arizona Cardinals last season.
Quentin Groves is coming off of the best season of his career in 2012 with 46 tackles, four sacks, and a forced fumble. His arrest for soliciting a prostitute won’t impact his future with the Browns much, as he will still be a solid pass rusher as a 3-4 OLB for the Browns scheme. He finally showed some value with the Cardinals last season, and it will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets opposite of the big-name acquisition the Browns made this offseason in Paul Kruger.
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