Ravens Sign Robert Griffin III to a 1-Year Deal

Baltimore Ravens sign former Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III

Baltimore Ravens sign former Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III

The Baltimore Ravens have signed Heisman winning quarterback and former Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III.

He will back up Joe Flacco in Baltimore, where the only other QB on the roster is Josh Woodrum, who has yet to play a snap in the NFL.

Newsome said Wednesday that Griffin's signing wouldn't stop the Ravens from potentially selecting a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft if Baltimore feels one is the best available player.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh is optimistic about the signing; saying the deal was a bargain and that it improved the team.

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 Redskins cut Griffin in 2016, and he signed with the Cleveland Browns, but only played in five games that season.

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Griffin campaigned through much of last season for a job, updating his social accounts frequently with footage of his working out.

It's been a positive year thus far for Griffin.

Griffin was great his first year, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards, 20 TDs and 5 INTs. Between his regressions and being unable to stay healthy, the Redskins chose to move on to quarterback Kirk Cousins who was drafted in the fourth round in the same draft. He returned in 2013, but was benched after throwing 16 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

It also is a big deal because one of the league's best young talents from a few seasons ago is back in football after a year hiatus. "I felt like he really wanted to be a Raven".

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