Griffin split first-team QB reps with Josh McCown at the Cleveland Browns ' voluntary minicamp Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
At this stage, the Browns' quarterback situation remains fluid, though some added clarity on that front should arrive no later than the NFL Draft later this month. For now, the Browns hold the No. 2 pick overall and it's assumed that drafting a QB in that slot is an option, as is trading the pick. Moreover, while McCown actually worked ahead of Griffin on Tuesday, the report suggests that he's a candidate to be traded or released down the road, now that Griffin is on hand. With regard to Griffin, coach Hue Jackson noted Tuesday that the team's new QB is "very talented...obviously (Griffin) did some good things, but he has a lot of things just like a lot of our players do to clean up. It was one practice, but it was a good start."
Griffin agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
$6.75 million of the contract is guaranteed and another $7 million is available through incentives. The significant commitment should ensure that Griffin gets to compete for the starting job, even if his new team ends up selecting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although the Browns now seem far less likely to do so, various reports have suggested that it's still on the table. The 26-year-old Griffin still has first-rate physical tools, but he hasn't played well since his rookie season and didn't take a single snap in 2015.
Griffin is expected to reach an agreement with the Browns on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Griffin visited the Jets and Browns last week, with rumors suggesting that he was far more likely to join the latter team. Assuming a deal is worked out, Griffin will join Josh McCown and Austin Davis on the Cleveland depth chart, though it's entirely possible the team could still add a rookie. This will take Cleveland out of the mix for Colin Kaepernick, and it doesn't bode well for Jared Goff or Carson Wentz's chances of coming off the board within the first three picks of the NFL Draft. Griffin, meanwhile, should have the opportunity to compete for the starting job on a talent-deficient Cleveland squad.
Griffin visited the Browns on Saturday, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports.
Garafolo called the visit "good," but there's no indication to this point that any deal was near materializing. Griffin visited the Jets on Friday and might spend a bit more time on the market before his situation settles.
Griffin is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Griffin's visit comes while the Jets remain in a standoff with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick about potentially re-signing with the team. Given that increasingly uncertain situation, the Jets are rightfully exploring alternatives, such as Griffin. Whether Griffin's visit results in anything more concrete with the Jets remains to be seen, but it's worth noting there's some mutual interest from both parties at this point.
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