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Ravens sign RGIII as Flacco's backup

Ravens sign RGIII as Flacco's backup

Robert Griffin III, the quarterback who was out of football last season after being cut by the Cleveland Browns, has signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced.

Griffin, 28, a star at Baylor and the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year with the Washington Redskins, will be brought in as a backup to Joe Flacco. He last started an NFL game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2016 season. 

The No. 2 pick of Washington in 2012, an ACL injury at the end of his rookie season led to injury struggles for the rest of his time with the Redskins. He was benched in favor of Kirk Cousins in 2015 and cut by Washington in 2016.

"He's a very talented quarterback who's had a lot of success in this league early on," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, via NFL.com. "So we're excited about it. We felt like we needed a No. 2 quarterback. You look at the veteran quarterbacks out there ... I mean, where we're at right now, I'm pretty excited about this player. I'm really feeling like we got a steal."

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Report: Patriots reach out to Danny Woodhead

Report: Patriots reach out to Danny Woodhead

Get excited, Pats fans. They might sign that old player everyone loved. 

Woodhead finishing his career in New England would be a feel-good story, though there are obvious factors that make its logic questionable. For one, Woodhead would be redundant given that the Pats have James White and the recently re-upped Rex Burkhead. Furthermore, Woodhead is 33 and has been limited to 10 games by injury over the last two seasons. 

Woodhead played three seasons for the Patriots before signing with the Chargers in 2013. After four seasons in San Diego, Woodhead played one season with the Ravens before being released this week. 

Ravens to release ex-Patriots running back Danny Woodhead

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Ravens to release ex-Patriots running back Danny Woodhead

One former Patriot is about to become a free agent. 

According to Ian Rapoport, the Ravens will release 33-year-old running back Danny Woodhead. 

Woodhead played three seasons for the Pats from 2010 to 2013. He then spent four seasons with the Chargers before signing with the Ravens prior to last season. No stranger to injuries, he played in only 10 games over the last two seasons. Woodhead totaled just 256 total yards for the Ravens over eight games.