Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to one-year deal

Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to one-year deal

Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to one-year deal

Now he's on his third team in four years after signing with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Wednesday.

After being drafted by the Washington Redskins, Griffin played three seasons in D.C., making the Pro Bowl and All-Rookie team in 2012 before injuries derailed his career.

In his last season with the Cleveland Browns, Griffin suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 of the 2016 season. "He came in last week, worked out, had a real good workout".

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

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The quarterback, 28, will serve as a veteran back-up to starter Joe Flacco following a whole year out of the sport after he was released by the Cleveland Browns in March.

Even though this signing seems like it came out of left field, Griffin admitted a year ago that he turned down an offer from the Ravens, as well as the Arizona Cardinals, due to the timing not being quite right. He struggled to regain his form and was eventually benched for good in favor of Kirk Cousins in 2015 and cut in 2016. He signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday night.

"Griffin took to Twitter shortly after the announcement was made, posting "#PlayLikeARaven".

The Baltimore Ravens opened up their pre-draft press conference with some breaking news. Griffin finished his second season with 3,203 passing yards, but tossed 16 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and his quarterback rating went from 102.4 to 82.2. No word yet on the financial details of Griffin's new contract.

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