Griffin (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Griffin beat out rookie Sefo Liufau in a competition for the No. 3 quarterback job, but with Ryan Fitzpatrick providing ample experience behind Jameis Winston, the Bucs don't want to use a roster spot on Griffin while he recovers from a shoulder injury. The team could bring Griffin back from injured reserve after Week 8.
Griffin (shoulder) is set to sign a one-year extension with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The deal indicates that the team sees Griffin as the clear-cut No. 3 quarterback on the roster. The 27-year-old Griffin is entering his third season with the Buccaneers. At the start of camp, both he and rookie Sefo Liufau had been battling for a roster spot, but the extension likely ends that discussion.
Head coach Dirk Koetter said Griffin (shoulder) will miss "weeks" recovering, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Fortunately, Griffin won't require surgery. However, his absence opens the door for Ryan Fitzpatrick to solidify himself as the backup to Jameis Winston, with Sefo Liufau set to operate as the No. 3 signal caller for the remainder of the preseason.
Griffin left Friday's preseason matchup against the the Bengals after injuring his shoulder, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Griffin had taken a handful of tough hits before leaving the game. The 27-year-old had completed four passes on nine attempts for 57 yards prior to departing. Ryan Fitzpatrick figures to remain under center the rest of the way. The two players are competing for the backup quarterback role, and both were expected to see plenty of action Friday. Griffin was thought to have held a slight edge in the competition heading into the evening. Consider him day-to-day until more information is made available.
Griffin continues to battle Ryan Fitzpatrick for the No. 2 quarterback job, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The gap in experience between Griffin and Fitzpatrick couldn't be wider, with the latter having logged 126 games over 11 seasons and the former never having thrown a pass in NFL regular-season game. However, Griffin has reportedly been holding his own and has even outperformed Fitzpatrick at times as they both split time with the second and third teams. Coach Dirk Koetter has previously stated that it would be unlikely for the team to keep three quarterbacks -- especially since Griffin is still eligible for the practice squad -- but preseason action could potentially change the team's plans.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||New York Giants||12||17.00|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||32||29.33|
|9||11/05||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.00|
|10||11/12||New York Jets||19||20.33|
|13||12/03||@Green Bay Packers||7||15.00|
|17||12/31||New Orleans Saints||31||26.00|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|