The Buccaneers have re-signed Griffin. Griffin, who has been with the Bucs since September 2015, spent last season on Tampa Bay's practice squad. Now that he's back in the fold, the 32-year-old will remain in the team's backup QB mix along with 2021 second-rounder Kyle Trask behind returning starter Tom Brady.
Griffin reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Griffin was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Rams, despite the bump up from the practice squad. The 32-year-old has been with Tampa Bay since 2015, but he hasn't taken a snap in a regular-season game since 2019.
Griffin was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The Buccaneers will seemingly keep two quarterbacks -- Blaine Gabbert and rookie second-round pick Kyle Trask -- to back up Tom Brady. Griffin has thrown just four regular-season passes since entering the NFL in 2013. He'll be a practice-squad candidate.
Griffin is re-signing with the Buccaneers. Griffin was the team's No. 3 quarterback last season, stuck behind Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert all year. Gabbert is currently a free agent, but the Bucs still have plenty of time to re-sign him or bring in someone else to compete for the backup job. At the moment, Brady and Griffin are the only QBs on the roster.
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons. The Tulane standout remains without a snap played in 2020, as Blaine Gabbert continues to slot in as the backup quarterback behind Tom Brady. For his career, Griffin has only attempted four passes over two regular-season appearances.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@New Orleans Saints||5||16.35|
|3||09/25||Green Bay Packers||19||19.44|
|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||31||22.70|
|9||11/06||Los Angeles Rams||3||15.76|
|13||12/05||New Orleans Saints||5||16.35|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||13||18.80|
|3 Year Avg||100.0||6||0||0||-0||0||0|