Browns 2013 Position Review: Linebacker

The Morning Kickoff … 2013 in review: Browns GM Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine head to Indianapolis on Wednesday for their first NFL combine in charge of the team’s football operations. Prior to examining the talent available in the coming draft, Pettine’s coaching staff has evaluated every player it inherited from the 2013 team that bottomed out at 4-12. This is another...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns: Cap moves that make sense

Cap Casualty Candidates:       Player       Cap #      Dead Money   Cap Savings D’Qwell Jackson $9,433,333 $4,200,000 $5,233,333 Ahtyba Rubin $8,175,000 $1,375,000 $6,800,000 Jason Campbell $3,250,000 $0 $3,250,000 Davone Bess $3,067,000 $3,067,000 $0 John Greco $2,430,000 $0 $2,430,000 Brandon Weeden $2,204,617 $4,204...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns need more big plays from LBs

Browns beat reporter Fred Greetham will break down the Browns roster on a position-by-position basis. We'll breakdown the linebacker position. Linebackers (D'Qwell Jackson, Craig Robertson, Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo, Quentin Groves, Tank Carder, Jabaal Sheard, Darius Eubanks, Paul Hazel, Eric Martin, Brandon Magee) Inside Linebackers Jackson (6-0, 240, 30) -- Jackson...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

With Quentin Groves Out, Cleveland Browns Should Look at Martez Wilson

Coming out of the University of Illinois, Martez Wilson was touted as an aggressive defender meant for success at the NFL level. Taken in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Wilson found his first home with the New Orleans Saints as an outside linebacker under his first of three defensive coordinators, Gregg Williams. The union with Williams did not last long due to the infamous...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns place Quentin Groves on the I/R; Promote Brandon Magee

Today the Cleveland Browns placed Quentin Groves on the injured reserve and signed former Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee from the practice squad. @RuiterWrongFAN: #Browns placed LB Quentin Groves on injured reserve & promote LB Brandon Magee from the practice squad to active 53
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns linebacker Quentin Groves out for season

Browns outside linebacker Quentin Groves has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of this season because of an ankle injury. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday that Groves will have surgery on his left ankle later this week. After signing a two-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March, Groves appeared in just five games. He was limited after he sprained...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Quentin Groves placed on the injured reserve list, season over

The Cleveland Browns come out of the bye week looking to keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.  However, they will venture on the rest of the 2013 NFL campaign without linebacker Quentin Groves.  Michael David Smith of NBCSports reports that the Browns have placed Groves on the injured reserve list officially ending his 2013 season. Groves suffered a high...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns News: Quentin Groves Out For Season

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski announced Monday that outside linebacker Quentin Groves needs to have surgery on his injured ankle and will be placed on Injured Reserve, thus ending his 2013 season. Groves came to Cleveland from Arizona along with Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton. A natural leader and someone with experience in Horton’s system, Groves was looked to as...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns LB Groves out for season after ankle surgery

Groves tallied two sacks for the Browns in 2013, but struggled with an ankle injury suffered early in the year. An ankle injury suffered in Week 2 has finally ended the season of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Quentin Groves, as the team placed him on the season-ending injured reserve. Groves is expected to have surgery to repair his ankle this week or next week, according...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Injury Update: Jason Campbell, Greg Little, Quentin Groves

The Cleveland Browns narrowly defeated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday 24-18 and as Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports, key contributors of the victory, quarterback Jason Campbell and wide receiver Greg Little, both suffered injuries. Campbell suffered a rib injury with 1:48 left in the first quarter when Ravens’ nose tackle, Haloti Ngata, fell on Campbell pinning the ball...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Cleveland Browns’ inactives vs Baltimore

The Browns take on the Ravens in a rare 4:25 start at home. Quentin Groves and Billy Winn were limited in practice all week. Both are active and will presumably play for the Browns. Offensive linemen Reid Fragel, Garrett Gilkey, Martin Wallace and Patrick Lewis are inactive for today’s game. Also inactive are linebacker Paul Hazel, DL Ishmaaily Kitchen and tight end Keavon Milton...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Injury Report: Billy Winn, Quentin Groves, Willis McGahee

The Cleveland Browns host the Baltimore Ravens in a late Sunday afternoon AFC North scrap.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Cleveland Browns Week 9 injury report. The Browns have two players listed as questionable; linebacker Quentin Groves (ankle) limited participation all week and defensive lineman Billy Winn (quadriceps) limited participation all week.   Listed...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Inactives vs. Kansas City: Groves, Winn Both Out

The Browns announced their inactives this morning for their afternoon showdown against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Linebacker Quentin Groves (who was doubtful) and defensive lineman Billy Winn (who was questionable) are both inactive today. Along with Groves and Winn, offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey, Patrick Lewis, and Martin Wallace are all inactive as well as tight end...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Injury Report: Billy Winn, Quentin Groves, Willis McGahee

The Cleveland Browns take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Cleveland Browns Week 8 injury report. The Browns have one player listed as doubtful, linebacker Quentin Groves (ankle) did not participate all week.  It is unlikely Groves faces the Chiefs. There is one player listed as questionable and that is defensive lineman...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Game 6: Winners and Losers

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. The Browns snapped a three game winning streak against the Lions on Sunday. Most of the damage seemed to be self-inflicted. Today should be fun. LOSER: Zebras and penalties. The Browns didn’t lose because of the refs. They were pretty awful however. From...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Injury Report: Brian Hoyer, Jabaal Sheard, Quentin Groves

The Cleveland Browns host the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Cleveland Browns Week 6 injury report. The big name on this week’s injury report is quarterback Brian Hoyer (knee).  Listed as out, I was surprised to see Hoyer listed at all.  Reports are his injury is season ending.  This is a situation worth keeping an eye on.  Also...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Cleveland Browns inactives against Buffalo

Quarterback Jason Campbell headlines the Browns’ list of inactives for the Thursday night game against the Bills. Brandon Weeden will be active and will be the second string quarterback. The Browns will not have the services of DE Billy Winn for the second game in a row with a quad injury. Linebacker Quentin Groves will miss his third game with an ankle injury. Jabaal Sheard will...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns building dominant defense

Jabaal Sheard missed Sunday’s game with a knee injury. Quentin Groves was also out. Defensive lineman Billy Winn wasn’t able to go. Those are three productive players on the Browns’ front seven. And the defense didn’t miss a beat. The Browns are building a defense that other teams have to take notice of. The term ‘front seven’ generally refers to the defensive line and...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Weeden, Winn, Sheard, Groves, Wallace, Lauvao, Milton all inactive for Browns vs Bengals

The Cleveland Browns released their list of inactive players for the ‘Battle of Ohio’ today at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. Quarterback Brandon Weeden will sit out again with a strained thumb. Quentin Groves is out with his ankle injury that could linger for a few more weeks. Billy Winn hurt his quad in the win against the Vikings and is out. Linebacker...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 9/16

49ers TE Vernon Davis suffered a hamstring strain on Sunday’s week 2 game. (Matt Maiocco) Browns QB Brandon Weeden sprained his right thumb during Sunday’s week 2 game. (Nate Ulrich) LB Quentin Groves suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s week 2 game. (Marla Ridenour) Head coach Rob Chudzinski declined to confirm if QB Jason Campbell will start week 3. (Mary Kay Cabot...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tracking the Browns defense: How many times did they blitz?

I will be bringing back the Browns’ film room series later this week, but I had to do a quick review of Ray Horton’s defense. Specifically, I wanted to know when and how many defenders rushed the quarterback. Re-watching every pass attempt, I noted the number of rushers and tried to make notes on who got pressure on the quarterback and what the down and distance was. Would there...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pass Rushers Come Through

Off-season acquisitions, Desmond Bryant, Quentin Groves and Paul Kruger get to Miami QB Ryan Tannehill in Browns loss.
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Cleveland Browns name captains for season, week 1

Three Cleveland Browns players were voted as team captains for the season, as voted by their teammates and announced by head coach Rob Chudzinski yesterday at his post-practice media session. A fourth captain will be named each week, like last season. The three permanent captains will be: OT Joe Thomas (offense), LB D’Qwell Jackson (defense) and LB Quentin Groves (special teams...
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September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Inactives For Colts Preseason Game

The Browns released the list of players who will miss tonight’s third preseason game of the year against the Colts in Indianapolis. They include kicker Brandon Bogotay, wide receiver Davone Bess, cornerback Chris Owens, linebacker Jabaal Sheard, defensive end Desmond Bryant, and cornerback Trevin Wade. #Browns scratches for tonight's game vs. Indy: Bogotay (groin), Norwood...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Hope On The Horizon For Cleveland?

2012 started out the same way 2011 ended for the Cleveland Browns, misery. After losing their final six games the previous season, the Browns dropped their first five to begin last year’s campaign. They then went on a nice 5-3 stretch, which included an impressive three-game winning streak against the Steelers, Raiders, and Chiefs. The season concluded with demise once again as...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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