Coach John Harbaugh expects Griffin (thumb) to be available for the Ravens' Week 1 matchup in Miami, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Griffin suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb at an open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on July 27, but he has since resumed throwing. On multiple occasions, including Saturday, the Ravens have expressed a belief that he'll be healthy in time for the regular season. He could dispel all doubters by making an appearance by the end of the preseason, but the Ravens likely will continue to pursue a cautious approach to ensure the veteran signal-caller is active behind starter Lamar Jackson on Sept. 8.
Griffin (thumb) was seen throwing passes at practice Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Griffin was wearing a glove on his throwing hand, but it's certainly an encouraging note to see the veteran quarterback attempting passes just a week after sustaining a hairline fracture in his right thumb. Griffin is still expected to be back for Week 1, but will likely miss the entire preseason as he continues to rehab from the injury
The Ravens expect Griffin (thumb) to be ready for the start of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com agrees with Rapoport, hinting that the Ravens likely would've signed someone better than Joe Callahan if they truly were worried about Griffin's availability. The initial timeline estimate of 4-to-8 weeks may have been overstated.
Griffin sustained a hairline fracture to his right thumb that will require 4-to-8 weeks of recovery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Griffin banged his hand on the helmet of a defender during Saturday's practice, a play that may keep him out for the entire preseason slate. If his rehab hits the longer end of the given timetable, his status for Week 1 could be impacted, assuming he isn't a roster casualty on cut-down day (Aug. 31). After starter Lamar Jackson, rookie Trace McSorley is the only other QB in camp. The Ravens invested a sixth-round pick in April on McSorley, so he'll have a chance to stake a claim to the backup job over the next month-plus.
The Ravens re-signed Griffin on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After moving on from longtime signal-caller Joe Flacco, Baltimore will keep Griffin around as a veteran sounding board for Lamar Jackson, who officially took the reigns of the offense in Week 11 last season and didn't let go. Griffin himself acted as the active backup for Jackson during the second half of the schedule and made three brief appearances. With the development of Jackson in mind, Griffin will receive spot duty and little else in 2019.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned Griffin and Tyrod Taylor as fits for the team's backup quarterback job in 2019, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Expected to release Joe Flacco this offseason, the Ravens will be looking for a quarterback that can run the same plays as starter Lamar Jackson. It would seem Taylor is the better fit in terms of both mobility and reliability, but he also figures to be more expensive than Griffin, who spent the vast majority of 2018 serving as Baltimore's No. 3 quarterback. Griffin likely will have to settle for backup work, while Taylor conceivably could get the chance to compete for a starting job if he lands with the right team. Both players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in March.
Griffin appeared in just three games for the Ravens in 2018, going 2-for-6 for 21 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The veteran adopted a mentor role for rookie Lamar Jackson in his first season in Baltimore but was largely relegated to the sidelines on Sundays. Griffin was inactive most of the season save for a brief stretch in November when Joe Flacco was sidelined with a hip injury. Because he was on a one-year deal this season, there's some uncertainty as to where Griffin will be in 2019 and beyond. "I'd love to be back. I feel like I have a good grasp of what this team is trying to do," he said after the Ravens' playoff loss, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. With Joe Flacco potentially heading elsewhere in 2019, it's entirely possible that Baltimore retains Griffin to serve as Jackson's backup moving forward.
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.
Griffin resumed duties as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback in Week 15 with the return of Joe Flacco (hip) and that situation remains the same Saturday. The 28-year-old has a good chance of remaining on the inactive list as long as Flacco and Lamar Jackson stay healthy.
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Buccaneers.
With Joe Flacco (hip) back in uniform as Lamar Jackson's backup in Week 15, Griffin bumps back down to the inactive status he frequently was saddled with before Flacco's recent four-game absence.
Griffin will serve as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Griffin returns to the No. 3 role on Baltimore's depth chart, with Joe Flacco (hip) back to full health and slotting in as the No. 2 option behind rookie Lamar Jackson. The veteran played 21 offensive snaps across three games as Jackson's backup, completing two of six pass attempts for 21 yards. Griffin no longer holds fantasy appeal as a handcuff and is not worth roster consideration in most formats.
Griffin is on track to fill the No. 2 quarterback role for the Ravens on Sunday against the Bengals with Lamar Jackson expected to start for the injured Joe Flacco (hip), Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Jackson is slated to receive the majority of the snaps under center in his first NFL start, which differs from an earlier report that suggested the rookie and Griffin might split the work in more equitable fashion. It's still expected that Griffin will see the field in some capacity for the first time since 2016, as he was out of football in 2017 and has been inactive through the Ravens' first nine games this season. Barring an in-game injury to any of the starting quarterbacks around the league in Sunday's action, Griffin and the Saints' Taysom Hill still appear to be two of the likelier backup signal-callers to accrue statistics in Week 11. With six teams on bye and options likely limited in two-QB leagues, that's enough to make Griffin someone worth considering for fantasy players who don't have two starting quarterbacks available for lineups this week.
Griffin and rookie Lamar Jackson are expected to share snaps at quarterback Sunday against the Bengals with Joe Flacco (hip) unlikely to be available, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
The Ravens have yet to officially announce which of the two healthy quarterbacks will start Adam Schefter of ESPN relays that Jackson is expected to receive the assignment. Jackson sat out Thursday's practice with an illness and returned Friday to avoid a designation heading into the weekend, but the missed reps with the first-team offense combined with his lack of prior experience could prompt coach John Harbaugh to turn to Griffin at various points during the contest. Both signal-callers will at least benefit from a cushy matchup with Cincinnati's 32nd-ranked pass defense (313.3 yards per game allowed).
Griffin practiced with the Ravens' starters at Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
With Joe Flacco's (hip) availability for Sunday's game against the Bengals in question, coach John Harbaugh relayed earlier in the week that both Griffin and Lamar Jackson would be candidates to start if Flacco can't play. Considering Jackson has dressed as the No. 2 signal-caller throughout the season, he seemingly represents the likelier option of the two if a replacement is needed, but the rookie was unable to get in any work at Thursday's practice while battling a stomach issue, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. That left Griffin as the team's only healthy quarterback at practice, allowing him to pick up valuable reps. The statuses of Flacco and Jackson will bear monitoring heading into the Ravens' final practice of the week, but their absences Thursday increase the possibility of Griffin seeing his first NFL regular-season action since 2016.
Griffin and Lamar Jackson will both be candidates to start if Joe Flacco (hip) isn't available for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
It's never quite been clear whether Griffin or Jackson is the No. 2 quarterback, as the decision to keep the rookie active for games is dictated by his role as a rushing threat in certain packages. Jackson would obviously be the far more interesting choice, but it isn't out of the question that the Ravens could go with Griffin if they believe he's clearly superior as a passer. Flacco appears truly questionable for Week 11.
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's season-opening tilt against the Bills.
The veteran will give way to first-round pick Lamar Jackson as Joe Flacco's backup to start the season. Griffin may frequently be subject to inactive status as long as both Flacco and Jackson are healthy, considering the former's solid grip on the starting job to open the season and the team's desire to develop the latter as much as possible during his rookie campaign.
Coach John Harbaugh won't reveal whether Griffin or Lamar Jackson is the primary backup to Joe Flacco, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Given that they haven't carried three quarterbacks into Week 1 since 2009, the Ravens' decision to do so this season seems like a strong hint they don't think Jackson is ready to play. Of course, the team does list Jackson in the second spot on the depth chart, nestled between Flacco and Griffin. We should have our answer Sunday morning when the team releases its inactive list for Week 1 against the Bills.
Griffin will start the year as Baltimore's No. 2 quarterback, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Lamar Jackson accounted for six touchdowns during the preseason, but he completed just 50 percent of his passes for 6.0 yards per attempt. The Ravens reportedly will turn to Griffin if Joe Flacco suffers an injury early in the season, though it won't come as any surprise if Jackson ultimately climbs higher on the depth chart.
Griffin earned a spot on Baltimore's initial 53-man roster, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Coach John Harbaugh typically only carries two quarterbacks, but Griffin carved out a third spot with his solid performance this preseason. It isn't quite clear if the Ravens would turn to Griffin or Lamar Jackson in the event of a Joe Flacco injury/benching.
Griffin completed nine of 15 passes for 66 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and added 41 yards on five rushes in the Ravens' 27-10 preseason win over the Dolphins on Saturday.
Griffin has been somewhat of a forgotten man in the team's quarterback competition, with all the focus centered on whether first-round pick Lamar Jackson could overtake incumbent Joe Flacco. However, Griffin has been doing his best to make it a three-man race, with Saturday's performance his latest solid preseason effort. Factoring in his numbers against the Dolphins, Griffin has completed 27 of 41 passes (65.9 percent) for 243 yards with two touchdowns and an interception through four exhibitions, more than holding his own in the battle. Whether it will be enough to nudge the Ravens into keeping three quarterbacks remains to be seen, but the 2012 first-round pick figures to have at least made enough of an impression to garner interest from other teams if he doesn't make Baltimore's final cut.
Griffin's one-year contract with the Ravens has a $1 million non-guaranteed base salary and a $100,000 signing bonus, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
The contract details confirm that Griffin will need to compete for a roster spot and backup job, though Joe Flacco and 2017 undrafted free agent Josh Woodrum are the only other quarterbacks currently on the roster. Woodrum was impressive last preseason and spent his entire rookie campaign on the Ravens' practice squad, but he's no match for the No. 2 overall pick from the 2012 draft when it comes to physical talent. After spending last season out of football on the heels of a rough 2016 campaign with Cleveland, the 28-year-old seems ready to accept a reality in which he needs to compete for a backup job. It's one of the more attractive backup gigs in the league, as Flacco hasn't played well since 2014.
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