- The Washington Times - Monday, January 18, 2021

The Baltimore Ravens released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday, ending a three-year stint with the franchise. 

Griffin, who Washington drafted second overall in 2012, joined the Ravens in 2018 as a backup. In that span, he played sporadically — most recently in November when he started in place of Lamar Jackson, who was placed on the COVID-19  reserve list.

Griffin, though, got hurt and suffered a hamstring injury — landing on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

“As year 8 comes to a close, I just want to say thank you to my teammates, the fans, & @Ravens organization,” Griffin tweeted. “This season was a trying one with a lot of adversity & there were no better people for the job. Honored to be a part of the brotherhood with yal. The best is yet to come.”

Griffin was one of four players the Ravens released on Monday. His contract was set to expire in March, so this transaction was more of a formality. 

Griffin turns 31 in February. The offensive rookie of the year in 2012, Griffin‘s career changed when he tore his ACL during Washington‘s playoff game during his rookie year. He spent four years with the franchise before Washington released him. Griffin has since played for the Cleveland Browns and the Ravens


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