Griffin (shoulder) will begin practicing Wednesday and can run the scout team, but he won't be eligible to rejoin the roster until Week 9, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Griffin won't be able to serve as reinforcement for the quarterback position in the wake of Jameis Winston's shoulder injury, but the development is encouraging nonetheless and allows Ryan Fitzpatrick to take first-team reps in anticipation of a possible start in Week 7. The 27-year-old Griffin isn't likely to be active on game days even when healthy, however, barring injury to Winston or Fitzpatrick.
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 are competing for the backup quarterback role, and were both 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.
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