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Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Quentin Groves (54) encourages the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns release Quentin Groves

We’re getting to that point in the offseason in which relatively well known players may end up getting released from the teams they currently play for as the post-June 1st cuts are going to start piling up faster and faster. While he wasn’t an elite name, news that the Cleveland Browns have released linebacker Quentin Groves is coming as a bit of a surprise to some as he was poised to try and come back this year after ending 2013 early with an injury.

But that comeback will have to happen with someone else as the Browns have cut ties with their linebacker and sent him packing on the cusp of truly starting their new season. According to Mike Garafolo from Fox Sports, Grove’s release came in the early morning hours of Friday and not a whole lot of explanation was given.

It’s not that Groves is a particularly bad player, but his best years may be behind him and the fight to find a starting spot may have already started for the veteran. He had a rather solid 2012 season with the Arizona Cardinals and has bounced arond the league in a seemingly productive manner.

But his time with Cleveland is done and it’s yet another team who saw him as a disposable part. That doesn’t bode well for Groves finding solid work elsewhere int he NFL but he’s managed to find work his whole career and he may have a few more good seasons left in him.

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