According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, former Browns linebacker Quentin Groves visited with the New England Patriots yesterday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 11, 2014
The Pats could use more pass rushers, although purely for depth, as they are set with their starting duo of Chandler Jones, and Rob Ninkovich. However you can never have enough pass rush in today’s day and age, which is why it makes sense for Bill Belichick and company to bring Groves in for a look.
As of right now, Will Smith and Zach Moore are the only guys backing up Jones and Ninkovich, which is not ideal as we move towards the beginning of the 2014 season. Smith is getting up there in age, and we really don’t know if he can produce like he once could at this point in his career. And Moore is a sixth round draft choice out of Concordia, which is pretty much self explanatory.
Groves certainly isn’t an elite pass rusher, but he is versatile, and has some explosion in his game, so as always, bringing him in for a visit was a good move by the Patriots.
In his six year career in the NFL, Groves has amassed 157 tackles, eight and a half sacks, and six forced fumbles.