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Ravens sign QB Griffin to one-year deal

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Sergio Cook | 05 April, 2018, 01:48

The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday that they signed former No. 2 overall draft pick and NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III to a one-year contract. The Ravens have been looking for an low-cost but experienced insurance policy at quarterback this offseason, and Griffin fits that profile as well as anyone remaining in free agency.

In his last season with the Cleveland Browns, Griffin suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 of the 2016 season. The Baltimore Ravens have come to terms with the former 2011 Heisman Trophy victor on a one-year deal.

"He came in last week, worked out".

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

Despite a celebrated rookie season with the Redskins, the latter of his career with the Redskins was plagued by poor performance and injuries. Ryan Mallett, who threw five interceptions during one training-camp practice past year, has yet to draw any interest in free agency. Obviously, his personality, he's a confident guy.

The addition of Griffin doesn't preclude the Ravens from selecting a quarterback in this month's draft. "I really feel that way".

Robert Griffin is getting a third chance to rise to the level of an elite NFL QB.

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Griffin will have to become a better pocket passer if he wants to have any success in the NFL. He came off injured reserve to start four more games, but threw for just 886 yards and tossed two touchdowns to three interceptions (72.5 quarterback rating). Griffin is a strong-armed quarterback who can make plays with his feet. I believe our players are going to love the fact that he's here.

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