Groves was sidelined with ankle problems for much of last season but is doing better after undergoing surgery in November. The 29-year-old was expected to be a menacing pass rusher when he was taken with the 52nd overall pick in the 2008 draft, but he has yet to realize his potential. In six NFL seasons, Groves has recorded just 8.5 sacks for the Jaguars, Raiders, Cardinals, and Browns.
The linebacker came to the Browns over the offseason on a two-year, $2.28MM deal after he played for former Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton in Arizona. Horton, of course, has moved on, and it’s apparent that the new regime doesn’t see Groves in the same light as Horton did.