RGIII gets 1-year deal to be Ravens backup

RGIII gets 1-year deal to be Ravens backup

Griffin, who was out of football all of a year ago, was signed by the Ravens on Wednesday, the team announced.

The Ravens initially brought in Griffin to throw to free-agent receivers during a tryout last week and were impressed with his workout. We were able to come to an agreement late yesterday. "He will probably be here early next week to sign the deal", Newsome said.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

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Griffin will presumably be a backup quarterback to starter Joe Flacco.

Griffin, 28, sat out the entire 2017 season after being cut by the Cleveland Browns last March. "We're always working to make our roster as good as it can be". I feel like we got a steal. He showed great promise as a rookie, winning the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year award and making the Pro Bowl. But he suffered a serious knee injury in that playoff game after the 2012 season and was never the same player again. "We felt like we needed a No. 2 QB", Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. He put up 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, and only 5 interceptions during the 2012 regular season.

Griffin started seven games in 2014 before Washington handed the starting job over to Cousins on a full-time basis.

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"I felt like he really wanted to be here, really wanted to be a Raven, felt like this was the place for him", Harbaugh said.

RG3 returned in 2013 but was benched after throwing 16 TD passes and 13 interceptions.

RG3 signed a one-year contract with the team.

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Cleveland Browns' Robert Griffin III (10) passes against Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham (55) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia.

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