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Robert Griffin III met with the Browns today on an official visit, sources say. Now flying out of Cleveland but sounds like a good visit.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2016
The former Redskins signalcaller sat on the bench for the 2015 season, as Kirk Cousins earned the starting role and led Washington to the playoffs.
Griffin has received little interest as a free agent, as the Browns are the just the second team (the Jets were the first) to show serious interest in Griffin. As Michael David Smith of PFT wrote:
"Griffin has so far not found any teams looking to offer him a starting job or a starter’s salary. It’s unclear just how interested the Browns are in Griffin, and how good a chance they’d give him of earning the starting job."
RG III enjoyed a phenomenal rookie campaign after the Redskins traded the kitchen sink to acquire the Baylor product at No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Then, Griffin's career took a nosedive in 2013 after Griffin suffered a knee injury.
In 35 career starts, Griffin has a 14-21 record, completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. The Okinawa, Japan native also has 32 career fumbles.
The Browns' depth chart is currently thin following the departure of Johnny Manziel. Josh McCown heads the current group, with Connor Shaw and Austin Davis figuring into the mix.
Besides Griffin, the Browns have reportedly shown interest in trading for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, though the teams have not yet completed a deal.
Will the Browns sign Griffin? Giving Griffin a chance might not be a bad idea for a rebuilding Browns team. Watching Griffin play might be more exciting than seeing McCown lead the offense.
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