By Steve Corkran

The Raiders traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for defensive end Quentin Groves on Wednesday.

Groves, 25, played in all 32 games for the Jaguars during his two seasons there as a converted linebacker. He had 2.5 sacks his rookie season but none last season despite starting seven games.

The Raiders confirmed the move on their website and listed him as a linebacker. That portends the Raiders using a 3-4 defensive alignment this season more than they did last season under defensive coordinator John Marshall.

Jacksonville receives the fifth-rounder (No. 158) that the Raiders acquired from the New England Patriots in a trade for defensive end Derrick Burgess last August.

The Jaguars took Groves in the second round of the 2008 draft out of Auburn.

In other news, a Raiders employee confirmed the team contacted the Pittsburgh Steelers about suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger but didn't make an offer. The employee added the Raiders are unwilling to trade today's No. 8 overall pick for Roethlisberger and that the Steelers aren't interested in throwing in the No. 18 pick to sweeten the deal.

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