Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Robert Griffin III gets a surprising third chance

Robert Griffin III gets a surprising third chance

Newsome said Griffin worked out with the team last week, prior to the agreement.

Griffin signed a two-year deal with the Browns in 2016, and began the year as the starter, but once again was taken down by an injury (shoulder).

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Coach John Harbaugh had previously said the Ravens would allow young backup Josh Woodrum to have a chance to be the primary backup.

Griffin, 28, hasn't played since the final game of the 2016 season with the Browns, who released him in March 2017 to clear up cap space for fellow QB bust Brock Osweiler.

Washington famously traded a boatload of draft picks to the St. Louis Rams to move up in the 2012 draft and select Griffin, who made them look like geniuses in his rookie year. Obviously, his personality, he's a confident guy.

Griffin had one of the most precipitous falls in National Football League history: In 2012 he won the rookie of the year award, led Washington to the playoffs, and was hailed as the NFL's brightest young star.

Griffin was the second overall pick of the Washington Redskins in 2012 after a Heisman Trophy-winning junior season at Baylor.

This is good news for Griffin, though, because he gets an opportunity for a fresh start with a quality organization that won't force him on the field out of the gates.

Griffin last played in 2016 but lasted only five games with the Cleveland Browns before injuries set him back.

It's been a positive year thus far for Griffin.

RG3 returned in 2013 but was benched after throwing 16 TD passes and 13 interceptions. I believe our players are going to love the fact that he's here.

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