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Robert Griffin III throws first pass in NFL game since 2016 season

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Robert Griffin III throws first pass in NFL game since 2016 season

With Joe Flacco inactive due to a hip injury, third string quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin, III was poised to be called on in the event something happened to rookie Lamar Jackson.

That moment came in the third quarter of the Baltimore Ravens 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons when Jackson had to leave the game to go through concussion protocol following a head injury.

Griffin, who was the No. 2 overall pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2012 draft, took the league by storm during his rookie season. He led the Redskins to the playoffs while being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. But following a string injuries and the departure from Washington, Griffin spent a year with the Cleveland Browns before sitting out the entire 2017 season.

Prior to Sunday, he hadn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since Week 17 of the 2016 season.

Griffin led the Ravens on a 14-play, 60-yard drive that ended in a Justin Tucker 45-yard field goal. In that drive Griffin was 2 for 4 for 21 yards. Jackson was cleared to return in the fourth quarter and closed out the game for the Ravens.

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Earl Thomas' daughter was the toughest reporter at the Pro Bowl

Earl Thomas' daughter was the toughest reporter at the Pro Bowl

Earl Thomas' daughter Kaleigh is many things. She's seven years old, has sick dance moves, and now we can add another accomplishment to that list: a hard-hitting reporter.

During the Pro Bowl, Kaleigh asked some of the NFL's stars some of the toughest questions they'd faced all weekend.

She asked Russell Wilson and Andre Roberts why they both liked football so much, Shaquill Griffin if he had any personal hobbies, and grilled Drew Brees on who is best friend in the league was.

She also interviewed her father and specifically asked if he was getting old. "I'm not getting old, I'm still playing at a high level," he noted. "Do you think daddy's getting old?"

"I think my dad's getting old, so we'll skip that question," Kaleigh said.

This is the intrepid reporting we needed during the Pro Bowl, and Kaleigh is getting after it.

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WATCH: Justin Tucker drills 70-yard field goal at Pro Bowl practice

WATCH: Justin Tucker drills 70-yard field goal at Pro Bowl practice

Justin Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, but at Pro Bowl practice Friday he decided to show off his ridiculous range by drilling a 70-yard field goal with relative ease. 

Hitting 70-yard field goals in practice isn't anything new. He spent time in the offseason drilling kicks from the same distance.

There just wasn't any need for Tucker to kick a record-breaking field goal because the Ravens offense was seemingly always in the red zone. Tucker attempted 59 extra points this year, which was the most he'd ever taken in a season by 17 and led the league by a wide margin. 

Tucker's current career-long is the 61-yard bomb he hit in 2013. His longest field goal in 2019 was 51 yards. 

In a game like the Pro Bowl, field position and the final result doesn't really matter. So maybe Tucker will get a chance to kick from 70-plus during the game on Sunday. 

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