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RGIII agrees to one-year deal with Ravens

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April 04, 2018 at 12:11 pm.

Jan 1, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle L.T. Walton (96) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle L.T. Walton (96) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Robert Griffin III agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Wednesday.

“He came in last week, worked out. Had a real good workout and we were able to come to an agreement late yesterday,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said on Wednesday. “He will probably be here early next week to sign the deal.”

Griffin, who will serve as the backup to Joe Flacco, was quick to confirm the agreement over social media, posting “#PlayLikeARaven” on Twitter.

The former Heisman Trophy winner and 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year reportedly was offered a contract by the Ravens last offseason, but he ultimately turned them down and remained out of football.

Griffin completed 59.2 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions in five games during the 2016 season with the Cleveland Browns.

The 28-year-old led the Browns to their last win — over the then-San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve 2016 — but was released on March 10, 2017, after Cleveland acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler in a trade with the Houston Texans.

Griffin spent four seasons in Washington after being selected with the second overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

 

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