The Arizona Cardinals made a handful of moves on Thursday, signing a young linebacker and releasing a wide receiver who did not figure to see much playing time in 2012. Here is the team's official press release.
"The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed free agent linebacker Quentin Groves and has released wide receiver Marc Wilson. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Groves (6-3, 265) joins the Cardinals after playing the past two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He played in 31 games with the Raiders, including all 16 contests last season where he started three games and had 19 tackles and a forced fumble. A former second round selection (52nd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Auburn, Groves spent his first two seasons with the Jaguars before being traded to the Raiders in 2010.
For his career, Groves has played in 63 games with 22 starts and has 95 tackles (73 solos), 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries."
Neither of these moves figure to be too prominent for the Cardinals, but you never know about finding a diamond in the rough.
For more on the Cards in their latest roster moves, be sure to check out Revenge of the Birds.