The last couple of months, Cleveland Browns fans have heard that the organization was going to stay pretty quiet in free agency. That note had many fans on edge because of the personnel situation on the team. Rest easy Dawg Pound, the Browns have signed their third defensive player in two days.
Agreeing to a two year deal for almost $3 million, Quentin Groves is the newest member of the brown and orange. Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Groves is only 28 years old and will add more veteran presence to the young linebacker corps.
The sense we get here is Groves felt really comfortable coming to play for his previous defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Agreeing to a two year deal that will pay him close to three million dollars, Groves is now the second free agent linebacker the Browns have picked up in the last 24 hours. Cleveland seems to be stacking their defense for something big. By all evidence, something much bigger could be coming.
All three of these moves are great, but the Browns must not stop there. A matching cornerback is crucial to create the 2013 version of Hanford Dixon/Frank Minnifield tandem (I really want Dee Milliner). There must be someone to replace the soon to be departed Benjamin Watson at tight end. How sweet would Brandon Myers look donning an orange helmet? And finally, an offensive guard wouldn’t hurt either.
The smoke and mirrors are gone. The Browns continue to get better on paper with each passing day. The good news, there is still money to spend without using it all. Day two has already started and there is more to come.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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