Baltimore Ravens sign Ticats neg list QB Robert Griffin III

Former first-round pick and Ticats negotiation list quarterback Robert Griffin III has an NFL job.

The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner was out of football for more than a year after the Cleveland Browns released him on March 10, 2017. Just 10 days later, 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk reported Griffin had been added to Hamilton’s neg list.

“He’s performed at an amazing level both at the collegiate level and the NFL level,” said Ticats vice president of football operations Kent Austin on the team’s website. “RGIII has the ability to take over a football game both with his arm and with his feet which is important in this league.”

The 28-year-old was selected second overall by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL draft. Griffin won NFL Offensive Rookie of The Year that season and earned a Pro Bowl selection. But he suffered a torn ACL in Washington’s NFC Wild Card playoff game loss to Seattle. Rushing back from that injury in time for the 2013 season, an ankle setback in 2014, plus a shoulder ailment in 2016 slowed Griffin’s quick ascension to stardom in the NFL.


Griffin has thrown for 8,983 yards, 42 touchdowns against 26 interceptions while rushing for 1,670 yards and 10 touchdowns (6.1-yards-per-carry average) in 42 games, 40 of those starts with a 15-25 win-loss record.

The Ravens have 2013 Super Bowl champion pivot Joe Flacco as their starter and Josh Woodrum, who has never thrown a pass in a regular season game, on the roster.