John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III is back in the National Football League after signing a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens have come to terms with the former 2011 Heisman Trophy victor on a one-year deal.

After sitting out last year, Griffin still made it clear in media interviews that he had a desire to play again, and said he came close to signing with Baltimore last year.

Griffin was the second overall pick of the Washington Redskins in 2012 after a Heisman Trophy-winning junior season at Baylor.

In his last season with the Cleveland Browns, Griffin suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 of the 2016 season.

The Ravens initially brought in Griffin to throw to free-agent receivers during a tryout last week and were impressed with his workout. And we were able to come to an agreement late yesterday.

"You look at the quarterbacks out there and, where we're at right now, I'm pretty excited about this player", Harbaugh said. "We felt like we needed a No. 2 quarterback", head coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. But Griffin was looking for some guarantees before working out with the team previous year. He figures to step in as Joe Flacco insurance, after the franchise quarterback struggled throughout last season with a troublesome back. Injuries and issues with Redskins coaches, however, derailed his time in Washington, leading to his single-season stint in Cleveland, where he signed ahead of the 2016 campaign.

Griffin was great his first year, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards, 20 TDs and 5 INTs.

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