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Baltimore Ravens waive veteran QB Robert Griffin III

Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III (3) looks on before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

The hard-luck injuries Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered through during his eight-year career continued this past December when he suffered a hamstring injury during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Griffin III was ultimately placed on injured reserve and was not able to fill in for an injured Lamar Jackson this past weekend against the Buffalo Bills once Jackson went down himself. A former No. 2 overall pick of the Washington Football Team, Griffin III is now out of a job.

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Baltimore Ravens announced they have waived Robert Griffin III

Baltimore Ravens waive Robert Griffin III
Dec 2, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III (3) passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

“The Ravens also waived four veterans: quarterback Robert Griffin III, defensive back Davontae Harris, wide receiver De’Anthony Harris (COVID opt-out) and defensive back Tramon Williams,” the team announced, via its official website. “Harris was on the Reserve/Designated to Return list and Griffin, who had one start this season when Lamar Jackson had COVID-19, was on the Reserve/Injured list.”

RGIII began the season as Jackson’s primary backup. In fact, he started that game against the Steelers back in early December when Jackson was dealing with COVID-19. Unfortunately, Griffin III could not finish said game due to the above-mentioned hamstring injury.

One now has to wonder where the 30-year-old quarterback goes from here. Griffin III had a dazzling start to his career in the nation’s capital, earning a Pro Bowl appearance as a rookie back in 2012. Injuries and mismanagement from the Washington brass caught up to him. He’s started just seven games since the end of the 2014 campaign.

Ravens QB Tyler Huntley is a reason they waived Robert Griffin III on Monday.
Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Bills Stadium. The Buffalo Bills won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Young quarterback Tyler Huntley replaced Jackson under center for the Ravens in their AFC Divisional Playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills this past weekend. He performed extremely well. Meanwhile, Baltimore is said to be high on former sixth-round pick Trace McSorley.

Simply put, there was not enough room on the Ravens’ roster for Robert Griffin III. He’ll now enter free agency with what promises to be a pretty weak market for his services.