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05/18/16 - QB Robert Griffin III is getting caught up in the excitement surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs have a 1-0 lead on the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
"We understand how long it's been since this city has experienced dramatic success," Griffin said. "It would be big for the Cavs to win it this year so we are rooting them on, but we also know we have business to take care of."
Cleveland hasn't won a team championship in a major sport since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.
03/27/16 - QB Robert Griffin III wants to get his mechanics back on track.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Griffin will work in Los Angeles with quarterback expert Tom House. RG3 then will head to Cleveland for the launch of the offseason training program on April 4.
House worked with Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton when Browns head coach Hue Jackson was offensive coordinator of the Bengals.
The 26-year-old Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, was released before his fifth-year option hit the books at more than $15 million. Griffin was replaced as the starting quarterback in Washington before the 2015 season began by Kirk Cousins, who was retained in March with the Redskins' franchise tag.
House, a former Major League Baseball pitcher with a Ph.D. in sports/performance psychology, also has worked with Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints.
After leading the Redskins to the playoffs in his rookie season of 2012, Griffin struggled because of injuries and poor play. He has career totals of 8,097 yards, 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
03/24/16 - QB Robert Griffin III was signed by the Cleveland Browns Thursday (March 24) to a two-year contract worth up to $22 million including incentives.
The base of the deal is $7.5 million per season in 2016 and 2017, NFL Network reported.
Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Washington Redskins, was released before his fifth-year option hit the books at more than $15 million. Griffin was replaced as the starting quarterback in Washington before the 2015 season began by Kirk Cousins, who was retained in March with the Redskins' franchise tag.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and build something here in Cleveland," Griffin said. "I'm just excited to come in and compete. "Nothing's ever been given to me in my life. I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team."
The Browns cut ties with Johnny Manziel and their QB picture is still developing.
Josh McCown is under contract but would be 35 before the start of the 2016 season. He could be a candidate to be traded, but Griffin didn't play much last season and is more of a reclamation project than a readymade fix for the Browns.
"Confidence is the No. 1 key when it comes to playing quarterback in the league, aside from just the things that God blessed you with," Griffin said on a conference call Thursday. "I think my confidence will continually grow as I continue to work with my teammates coming up on April 4 and trusting the guys around me. They've got some special players there that want to win now, and I look forward to growing with them, talking with them and just not really putting everything on my shoulders to try to do it by myself. I know that those guys there can play, and I've just go to help them show that."
Cleveland also owns the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft and sent a large presence, headlined by vice president Sashi Brown and head coach Hue Jackson, to the pro day workout of North Dakota State quarterback Ca
03/11/16 - QB Robert Griffin III visited the New York Jets on Friday, according to multiple reports. The Jets are locked in a testy contract stalemate with incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and are looking at other quarterbacks in case they part ways with the 33-year-old Fitzpatrick. Griffin, 26, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and was an immediate hit with the Washington Redskins. But injuries and a large drop in productivity caused him to eventually lose his job to Kirk Cousins and he was the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback all last season. Washington released Griffin on Monday after being unable to trade him.
03/07/16 - The Washington Redskins, as expected, released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The Redskins informed Griffin of their decision on Monday morning.
By releasing Griffin before Wednesday's start of the new league year, the Redskins save $16.155 million. The Redskins had extended Griffin his fifth-year option in April 2015.
The Redskins reportedly held trade discussions with two different teams last week involving RG3. Washington also released 34-year-old defensive tackle Jason Hatcher on Monday, further boosting the team's cap savings.
The 26-year-old Griffin, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft, sat the entire season as Washington's No. 3 quarterback and watched Kirk Cousins take control of the quarterback job with a breakthrough year.