Robert Griffin III, Ravens agree on one-year contract

Robert Griffin III, Ravens agree on one-year contract

Robert Griffin III, Ravens agree on one-year contract

The former Washington Redskins quarterback has reached agreement on a 1-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who love the idea of having the 2011 Heisman Trophy victor backing up 10-year starter Joe Flacco.

Even if not called upon to play, Griffin can be a valuable practice asset for when the Baltimore defense is preparing for mobile quarterbacks like Tyrod Taylor, Marcus Mariota and Cam Newton, all of whom they're scheduled to face during the 2018 season.

The Ravens signed Griffin because they need someone back up Joe Flacco.

The Heisman Trophy victor remained a free agent after the Browns released him in March 2017, but his return to the league was announced by the Ravens on Wednesday.

The two sides came to a contract agreement on Tuesday and Griffin is expected to officially sign next week.

Griffin signed a two-year deal with the Browns in 2016, and began the year as the starter, but once again was taken down by an injury (shoulder).

After throwing 20 touchdowns on 3,200 passing yards along with seven rushing touchdowns in 15 starts as a rookie, injury has plagued Griffin on and off the field. He's a very talented quarterback that's had a lot of success in this league early on. "We're always working to make our roster as good as it can be".

"We're excited about it", Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a press conference. Where we're at right now, I'm pretty excited about this player. I'm really feeling like we got a steal.

Griffin last played in 2016 but lasted only five games with the Cleveland Browns before injuries set him back. I really feel that way. [He] just felt like this was the place for him.

He looked hesitant after even the first injury but following the second knee injury, it seemed that Griffin was constantly second-guessing himself. "And I would talk to my family, and I was OK with that, OK with the fact that it might happen".

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