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The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday they have agreed to a one-year contract with Robert Griffin III.

Griffin, who the Ravens were interested in signing a year ago, at least gives them someone with some upside, a quarterback with a track record of success who is still young-ish (Griffin turned 28 in February).

Now he'll get another chance to show that he can at least make an National Football League roster, although in Baltimore he's slated to compete for a backup spot behind Joe Flacco. They previously had Ryan Mallett, but he's a free agent this offseason.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Griffin had been in recently, throwing passes to wide receivers the team was working out. We were able to come to an agreement late yesterday. The former Redskins signal caller only played five games for the Browns after suffering an injury early in the season.

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He was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft and counted on to be the franchise quarterback for the Washington Redskins. But when you realize how cheap a deal he signed, that is all the more plain to see.

The ride ended abruptly, however, with Griffin suffering an ACL injury in a home playoff loss to the Seahawks (and Wilson). Ryan Mallett, who threw five interceptions during one training-camp practice previous year, has yet to draw any interest in free agency. Griffin was released by the Redskins in 2016 when Washington committed to Kirk Cousins as the starter.

After sitting out last year, Griffin still made it clear in media interviews that he had a desire to play again, and said he came close to signing with Baltimore last year. "I felt like he really wanted to be here, be a Raven".

The Baltimore Ravens are dipping into the quarterback market.


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