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Robert Griffin signs with Baltimore Ravens

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Backup quarterbacks are signing all over the place.

The quarterback market has settled into the backup phase, and the latest signing is a bit unexpected. The Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday that they have signed Robert Griffin III to a one-year contract. He joins a Ravens QB room that includes Joe Flacco and Josh Woodrum.

Griffin last played in 2016, appearing in five games with the Cleveland Browns. They released him after the season when a roster bonus came due, and he did not sign anywhere in 2017.

This past December, he said he had offers last offseason from the Ravens and the Arizona Cardinals, but he turned both down. He was concerned about how many quarterbacks the Cardinals had, and the Ravens offer came right before their preseason opener and he didn’t think he would have enough time to prepare to play in that game (they reportedly wanted him to start the game).

This phase of the QB market has seen Geno Smith, Blaine Gabbert, Mike Glennon, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Drew Stanton, Matt Barkley, Brock Osweiler, Chad Henne, Chase Daniel, Josh Johnson, Brandon Weeden, and Tom Savage all sign NFL contracts.