Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to 1-year deal

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The two sides came to a contract agreement on Tuesday and Griffin is expected to officially sign next week. "He will probably be here early next week to sign the deal", Newsome said.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Seeing as the Ravens former backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco in Ryan Mallett has hit free agency, there was a spot to fill in case Flacco were to go down in 2017.

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Even though this signing seems like it came out of left field, Griffin admitted past year that he turned down an offer from the Ravens, as well as the Arizona Cardinals, due to the timing not being quite right.

The Baltimore Ravens made a big announcement on Wednesday during their pre-draft press conference.

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"I'm very excited about it, the coaches are excited about it", Head Coach John Harbaugh said. In fact, it's Robert Griffin III, who last played in the National Football League back in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns. I feel like we got a steal.

Originally selected by the Washington Redskins with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 2011 Heisman Trophy victor saw early success in his pro career, earning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors while leading Washington to a playoff appearance. He was eventually benched for all of 2015 in favor of Kirk Cousins and released by the Redskins in 2016. Griffin finished his second season with 3,203 passing yards, but tossed 16 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and his quarterback rating went from 102.4 to 82.2. "We're always working to make our roster as good as it can be".

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