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Robert Griffin III is quietly making a comeback as a backup quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.
After winning a Heisman Trophy, being picked second overall in the NFL draft and becoming an instant sensation with the Washington Redskins in 2012, Robert Griffin III is looking ahead to a promising future instead of wistfully gazing at his brilliant past. Griffin agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens last week, fully aware that his role will be to back up Joe Flacco.
The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a 1-year deal with quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose once-promising NFL career grinded to a halt two years ago. He is expected to serve as the backup to Joe Flacco, Baltimore’s starter for 10 straight seasons. RG3 last played in 2016, with Cleveland
On Monday, Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll was asked about Seattle’s search for a quarterback to back up Russell Wilson. Specifically, he was asked about whether his team was interested in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III, who by most accounts are the top remaining free agent quarterbacks on the market.
Could Colin Kaepernick really be an option for a Seahawks’ team whose backup quarterback spot hasn’t exactly gotten clearer during the offseason?
It looks like Mike Glennon has a starting job in the NFL. Robert Griffin III no longer has any job.
Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III will practice next week, and it’s possible he could play again this season. RG3 has been out since breaking a bone in his left shoulder in the season opener. Coach Hue Jackson said Griffin has one more medical procedure to pass before he can be cleared for contact.
Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III broke a bone in his left shoulder and will miss at least eight games.
Despite spending an entire season on Washington’s bench, Robert Griffin III never doubted he’d be a starter again. His belief became reality Monday, when coach Hue Jackson said “it’s time” to give Griffin the opportunity to lead the Cleveland Browns on the field.
NFL notes: He’s now RG4.3.
As Robert Griffin III vacated the podium following a poised and polished news conference, the quarterback tapped his fingers on the dais and made clear the mantra for his new opportunity.
In the end, Robert Griffin III was just another name on a list, one of four players released by the Washington Redskins on Monday to create salary-cap space. The move, expected for some time, brings an end to the quarterback’s sudden-rise-and-stunning-fall saga with a team that traded a bevy of draft picks to acquire him – and now receives nothing in return as he departs. The move gets Griffin’s 2016 contract, worth about $16 million, off the payroll before Wednesday, when the new league year begins and free agents can be signed.
Robert Griffin III made his first public comments since losing his job to Kirk Cousins, but didn’t address the Redskins’ starting quarterback situation. Griffin spoke at a team awards luncheon attended by roughly 500 guests on Wednesday. He was honored by the Redskins for his community work with military families.
Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger look ready for the regular season. The immediate future for Jordy Nelson seems far more uncertain.
Eric Berry has made the drive into Arrowhead Stadium on game day dozens of times over the years. On Friday night, he rolled down the windows and went a little bit slower. He wanted to smell the barbecue wafting off the grills in the parking lot. He wanted to see the kids throwing footballs between the cars. And more than anything, he wanted to hear all those Kansas City Chiefs fans shout words of encouragement when they saw him roll past.
LANDOVER, Md. – With zero help from his offensive line, Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a concussion after being sacked three times and fumbling twice Thursday night in the Washington Redskins’ 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions. Griffin went 2 for 5 for 8 yards on four possessions for Washington. On his final play, early in the second quarter, he started to scramble but dropped the ball despite no contact. As the quarterback went to the ground to try to corral the loose ball, Lions defensive end Corey Wootton landed on Griffin.
The San Diego Chargers opened OTAs on Tuesday with Philip Rivers at quarterback. “Just like I thought I would be,” Rivers said.
Years of losing finally got the best of Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss. Moss was ejected from Sunday’s game against the New York Giants for arguing a questionable call on the final play of the first half that cost the Redskins a touchdown and control of a game they eventually lost 24-13.
Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter’s job when he’s pronounced ready. Griffin threw passes in individual and one-on-one drills in his first work since he dislocated his left ankle Week 2.