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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