Brown will battle for a roster spot at an outside linebacker position that features three locks in Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy, and roster hopefuls Rob Jackson, Adrian Robinson and Gabe Miller.
After waiving Brandon Jenkins, Washington signs a pass rusher who played with Dallas last season, and had worked previously with assistant coach Brian Baker.
Washington cut its fifth-round pick from last year because two other young outside linebackers have looked good in training camp on defense and special teams.
The Redskins announced that they have waived outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins a year after drafting him in the fifth round out of Florida State.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo would’ve preferred for the Redskins to have signed him to a long-term deal rather than play this season out on the one-year franchise player tag.
Outside linebacker was a steal as a fifth-rounder in 2013, but now faces a crowd jockeying for similar roles.
Mike Jones is looking at Redskins players who have a lot to prove this season, and Brian Orakpo is perhaps the most high-profile player on his list.
Now that he has gotten the chance to work with his three top pass rusher, Brian Baker explains how he expects to get them to improve, and how they might be used.
A sixth-year pro out of Auburn, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Groves, 29, spent last season with the Cleveland Browns, but appeared in only five games, mainly on special teams, because of an ankle injury.
Brian Orakpo could stay away while his long-term contract status is in limbo, but he says he would rather be with his teammates.