Posted March 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Browns continued upgrading their defense in free agency, signing former Arizona linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year, $2.8 million contract. 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.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Breaking down Paul Kruger’s and Desmond Bryant’s Browns contracts

PR photo from Cleveland Browns press conference After talking to Brendan Leister on the podcast today, I wanted to dig in further to see just how the salary cap played out for the Browns with Joe Banner’s style. On DraftBrowns.com last night they reposted Joel Corry’s report that Banner was using roster bonuses in order to take “bonus” money and front-load it into Paul Kruger...

2013 NFL Free Agency: Cleveland Browns stack the line on defense

The Cleveland Browns entered this year’s free agency period with the second largest amount of money to spend under the salary cap, and the Browns wasted little time while spending some of that money. While many thought that a few key offensive players would be on the Browns radar, Cleveland focused on the defensive side of the ball, inking deals with two key defenders. The first...

Cardinals release of Kerry Rhodes was expected

Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes had an outstanding season in 2012, but due to the Cardinals new management, Rhodes was released.  The good news about the Rhodes and Cardinals divorce is that it would be mutually beneficial for both parties. On the one hand, the Cardinals will save about 4.5 million dollars in cap space for 2013, and since Rhodes’ contract was set to expire...

Cardinals fortify linebacking corps with Brinkley

TEMPE, Ariz. The Cardinals no longer have depth issues at inside linebacker. The team signed former Minnesota Viking Jasper Brinkley on Thursday evening, one day after adding former Redskin Lorenzo Alexander. Brinkley will likely slide into the starting role alongside emerging star Daryl Washington, although Alexander has reportedly been told hell be given a chance to compete for...

NFL News: Browns Agree To Terms With DT Desmond Bryant

The Browns made their second splash on Opening Day of NFL Free Agency, adding former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant. The team signed him to a 5-year, $34 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. Browns adding Desmond Bryant wp.me/p14QSB-7CoB — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013 Cleveland gave former Raiders DT Desmond Bryant a five-year, $34...

Browns poised to make big free agency splash

Yes the defense added $75 million worth of beef up front in OLB Paul Kruger and DL Desmond Bryant, but that’s sort of burying the lede here. Because Mary Kay Cabot said that Adam Caplan of Sirius XM radio said that: “[H]e heard rumblings at the NFL Combine last month that the Browns are interested in Panthers free-agent quarterback Derek Anderson. The same rumor surfaced in...

Paul Kruger is so Cleveland

At this rate it won’t be long until this place is nothing but a Vic Carucci meta-site. Kruger identifies with Browns fans By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor (www.clevelandbrowns.com) Paul Kruger credits his childhood in Utah with helping to shape him into the type of person who should be right at home in Northeast Ohio. He grew up near mountains … Mountains! . . . . . . and loving...

Joshua Cribbs rumors: Deciding between Patriots, Cardinals

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver/return specialist and current free agent Josh Cribbs has flown mostly under the radar this offseason. The dynamic wide out has reportedly narrowed his search for his next team down to two, the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. #browns Josh Cribbs has it narrowed down to the patriots...

Report: Steelers Have Interest In Former Cardinals RB Beanie Wells

ESPN.com reports on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells. Wells, 24, was the Cardinals first round draft pick in 2009. He was released on Monday after four seasons that included him missing several games to injury. Over four years, he played in 51 games and started 23 of them. He gained 2,471 yards and scored 24...

Colts Sign Greg Toler (TBA)

The Colts have signed Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler.The Colts have signed a cornerback! Greg Toler is a solid cornerback who played well in Arizona as both a nickel cornerback and an outside cornerback. Toler has good speed and good instincts.Toler had some very good seasons in Arizona as the #2 guy. He had 82 tackles in 2010, and 2 interceptions. He has 5 interceptions in 3 full...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.