RG III gets 1-year deal to be Ravens backup

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have reached a one-year agreement with former Redskins and Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III, providing an experienced backup to starter Joe Flacco.

The Ravens initially brought in Griffin to throw to free-agent receivers during a tryout last week and were impressed with his workout. After Griffin took a visit to another team, Baltimore then struck a deal with the former Heisman Trophy winner late Tuesday.

“You look at the veteran quarterbacks out there, where we’re at right now, I’m pretty excited about this player,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I’m really feeling like we got a steal. I really feel that way.”

Griffin hasn’t played since the 2016 season.

Robert Griffin III fit what Ravens needed: inexpensive insurance policy

With little room under the cap but needing veteran backup for Joe Flacco, the Ravens turned to RG III. They could still draft a quarterback, too.

He was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft and counted on to be the franchise quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He made the Pro

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23027547/baltimore-ravens-sign-former-first-round-pick-robert-griffin-iii

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