CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns continued upgrading their defense in free
agency, signing former Arizona linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year, $2.8
Groves is the third defensive player signed already by the Browns, who agreed
to terms with linebacker Paul Kruger and lineman Desmond Bryant on Tuesday. The
Browns entered free agency $47.4 million under the salary cap and have so far
been among the NFL’s most aggressive teams.
The 30-year-old Groves will be reunited in Cleveland with defensive coordinator
Ray Horton, who came over from the Cardinals. Groves played with Jacksonville
and Oakland before signing with Arizona last season. He had a career-high four
sacks and made seven starts.
The Browns made upgrading their pass rush a priority. They are switching from a
4-3 to a 3-4 multi-front defensive scheme this season.