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Robert Griffin III visits the Browns

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The Browns have been quiet this offseason, but they’ve just visited with one of the highest-profile players left in free agency.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III met with the Browns today, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

The former rookie of the year whose career in Washington flamed out after a knee injury, Griffin has so far not found any teams looking to offer him a starting job or a starter’s salary. It’s unclear just how interested the Browns are in Griffin, and how good a chance they’d give him of earning the starting job.

But they’re at least interested enough to bring him to Cleveland for a visit. For Griffin, who has drawn little interest since Washington cut him, that’s progress.

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74 Responses to “Robert Griffin III visits the Browns”
  1. whyalwaysthehate says: Mar 19, 2016 4:56 PM

    His inaccurate arm in that windy stadium would finish him off. A quarterback dumpster.

  2. key2heat says: Mar 19, 2016 4:57 PM

    Might be entertaining if Griffin and Alfred Morris go to Dallas

  3. number1hawkfan says: Mar 19, 2016 4:58 PM

    Never has a player and a team deserved each other more.

  4. esils51 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:00 PM

    Good for him. I hope he gets another chance to play and showcase his skills. Everyone deserves a second chance.

  5. bowdowntopeyton says: Mar 19, 2016 5:00 PM

    Sounds like a marriage made in heaven…

  6. aronkif says: Mar 19, 2016 5:02 PM

    I want to see RG3 succeed. On that notice, don’t go to the Browns.

  7. jimmypx says: Mar 19, 2016 5:03 PM

    Factory of Sadness meet massive train wreck.
    Can’t the Browns fans get a real QB with no baggage someday ??

  8. joeflaccoallday says: Mar 19, 2016 5:06 PM

    I just wanna see Rg3 have succeed… please don’t sign him the Browns are cursed

  9. Big Ant TV says: Mar 19, 2016 5:06 PM

    please sign and draft wentz please
    cut conner shaw and or mccown

  10. joerymi says: Mar 19, 2016 5:08 PM

    Why go to the one place for which you can guarantee you will be unable to resurrect your career?

  11. dallasfan76 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:10 PM

    Don’t do it. If you think you are irrelevant now….

  12. drakescounsellor says: Mar 19, 2016 5:11 PM

    His inaccurate arm in that windy stadium would finish him off. A quarterback dumpster.
    65% Passer. 40 Passing TD’s and 23 Interceptions. try again:)

  13. dickshotdogs says: Mar 19, 2016 5:14 PM

    That would be poetic justice for that jack wagon.

  14. firerogergoodell says: Mar 19, 2016 5:15 PM

    RG3 could make one hell of a comeback with the right coach.

    Browns or not, I like his chances with Hue Jackson.

  15. daytontriangles says: Mar 19, 2016 5:17 PM

    I look forward to seeing RG III guide the Browns to multiple Super Bowls.

    After all, Logical Voice told us every chance he got that RG III is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, so those future championships are in the bag for the Browns!

  16. jackburton77 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:17 PM

    It’s crazy but this might be the best fit.

    I’ll bet the Browns leadership are watching old Bobby 3 sticks and Smokey Josh “high”lights from Baylor.

    What do they have to lose? Besides more games.

    Alf should go with him…

  17. tdubdizzle says: Mar 19, 2016 5:19 PM

    If Hue Jackson can make Jason Campbell a playoff competing QB he can definitley help another former first round pick of The Redskins do the same.

    Not a big fan of Hue Jackson but he’s a good coach and he could be dangerous with RG3.

    At the very least they should bring him in to compete.

  18. steelerfan63 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:21 PM

    His wife must of told him to get off the couch and look for a job.

  19. tdubdizzle says: Mar 19, 2016 5:22 PM

    “Why go to the one place for which you can guarantee you will be unable to resurrect your career?”

    The Browns probably offer RG3 the best chance to succeed. Hue Jackson is a great play caller, RG3 can make plays.

    Both are Me first guys but if they put their team first they could be good.

  20. therealraider says: Mar 19, 2016 5:24 PM

    RG3 is a Broke-down, Washed-up, Inaccurate, bad-teammate, with a limited processing capacity.. He’s the Browns last 5 QBs rolled into one. Browns gonna Brown.

  21. staffordsyear says: Mar 19, 2016 5:27 PM

    They have nothing to lose.

  22. tccoats says: Mar 19, 2016 5:27 PM

    @drakescounsellor – if you take out his numbers from his rookie year (which should as that was pre-injury), his numbers are far different.

    22 games played
    62% passer
    20 TD’s
    18 Int’s
    71 sacks
    20 fumbles

    He can’t read a defense so he throws too many int’s, has poor pocket awareness and thus takes too many sacks and fumbles.

    If he was any good, he would have a contract by now.

  23. steelcurtainn says: Mar 19, 2016 5:31 PM

    Just Sign him Cleveland, lets end the year before it begins.

  24. grogansheroes says: Mar 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    Why would he go to the one place QB careers go to die?

  25. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 19, 2016 5:38 PM

    If the Brownies sign Horse Teeth I know that they’re desperate.

  26. mongo3401 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:38 PM

    Hue Jackson is a good coach ? Where ?

  27. kylexitron says: Mar 19, 2016 5:43 PM

    Overrated meets under talented. Match made in heaven

  28. gaffya says: Mar 19, 2016 5:48 PM

    please sign him Hue,and make him your starter…
    sincerely, AFC North.

  29. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:52 PM

    The Sideshow Bob comedy tour continues! Please keep the laughs coming

  30. krunch209 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:57 PM

    I’m sure he didn’t have a problem finding the Stadium. Just as SIRI where sadness is in Cleveland.

  31. granadafan says: Mar 19, 2016 5:59 PM

    Please draft Wentz. Don’t ruin Goff

  32. wheezerswin says: Mar 19, 2016 6:02 PM

    From Johnny TrainWreck to R G Me. Sounds like a move the Browns would make. Doomed franchise

  33. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:06 PM

    Get yo teeth fixed man!

  34. baileytheskydiver says: Mar 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    I think it could work.. They sign RG3 and draft a QB let them sit behind RG3 maybe a year so they can be more prepared. Hue Jackson would be good for RG3 I think. Or maybe they RG3 in for a visit to put more pressure on the 49ers with the whole kapernick deal. Coming from a steelers fan

  35. ajigel says: Mar 19, 2016 6:18 PM

    So a QB with a history of injuries is thinking of playing in the AFC north. That should work out well

  36. painsyndicate says: Mar 19, 2016 6:22 PM

    Cleveland, please sign Robert so we can stop hearing about him forever.

    Signed – all NFL fans everywhere.

  37. randomguy9999 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:23 PM

    RG3 is just another college scrambling prima donna can’t play in the NFL corpse on the pile of ridiculous NFL decisions history….

    if someone gives him another chance to take a snap…. it’s on them

  38. jag1959 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:32 PM

    joeflaccoallday says:
    Mar 19, 2016 5:06 PM
    I just wanna see Rg3 have succeed… please don’t sign him the Browns are cursed

    I want to see the Browns succeed just for the sake of their long suffering fans. Please don’t sign RGme, he is his own curse

  39. boston444 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:33 PM

    Perhaps this means Goff failed the Browns “wet football” throwing test at his pro day

  40. kwjsb says: Mar 19, 2016 6:37 PM

    Do the Browns have room on the IR ?

  41. mcmccii says: Mar 19, 2016 6:48 PM

    Perfect fit!

  42. rlpftt says: Mar 19, 2016 6:50 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Mar 19, 2016 5:38 PM

    If the Brownies sign Horse Teeth I know that they’re desperate.


    The only team in the ENTIRE NFL that the Lion’s fans can actually call out is the Browns. The Lions are the Browns little brother.

    Pathetic, embarrassing, wasted talent LoLions!!!!

  43. owljazzera says: Mar 19, 2016 6:54 PM

    I can see it now, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin the Turd.

  44. eddiea25 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:56 PM

    The Browns just don’t get it. The only was this franchise has a chance is if there is a change of ownership.

  45. couchbasher says: Mar 19, 2016 7:02 PM

    Yes!!!! Go Browns!!!!!!

  46. norwegianwud says: Mar 19, 2016 7:03 PM

    Yes! He is the question to tha Jeopardy answer. “This NFL prima donna QB could replace Johnny Football as the most worthless acquisition to improve the Cleveland Browns”

  47. commiecensorshiponpft says: Mar 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Mar 19, 2016 5:38 PM

    If the Brownies sign Horse Teeth I know that they’re desperate.

    The pic may have been swapped with Eddie Murphy.

  48. nhpats says: Mar 19, 2016 7:11 PM

    Let’s be completely honest here. At least RGIII is not afraid to try and recover his own fumble. If I were a Panthers fan I would want him over the Cam in a big way.

  49. 1oldpro says: Mar 19, 2016 7:24 PM

    Hoyer’s available.

  50. mrfrostyj says: Mar 19, 2016 7:30 PM

    Browns: “Hey Robert, Remember when everyone thought we were going to trade up in the draft for you but since we didn’t feel like giving up all our picks people thought we were dumb?”

    “So how much do you want a job?”

  51. TheWizard says: Mar 19, 2016 7:37 PM

    Browns shouldn’t let him leave. They could win some games with this guy.

  52. rugolin says: Mar 19, 2016 7:39 PM

    Has not RG3 suffered enough with dysfunctional organizations? Does he have to go from one frying pan into another that is even worse. Next stop Saskatchewan in the CFL.

  53. nhpats says: Mar 19, 2016 7:40 PM

    And besides Carolina, he would surely be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins, Bengals, Cowboys, Eagles and Rams. Possibly the 49ers as well.

  54. jackburton77 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:43 PM

    Actually that’s incorrect frosty.

    Holmgren complained about the situation. He claimed that they offered the same thing as the Redskins for the 2nd overall pick and that there was some kind of collusion.

    If he ends up in Cleveland it will be as ironic as if he ended up with the Rams.

  55. heymister24 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:54 PM

    How is archie3 a better teammate than jhonny football.

  56. rainbowpowerbottom says: Mar 19, 2016 8:16 PM

    Abraham Lincoln would have supported what the Browns are doing. I bet he’s also the only one who would know what the hell they’re doing. #emancipationproclation

  57. waldogrey says: Mar 19, 2016 8:22 PM

    He can’t be worse than Manziel. But, I doubt he is very much better, so don’t give him too much money.

  58. browniebuck says: Mar 19, 2016 8:55 PM

    If he is confident in his abilities, this is the perfect place for him. He succeeds, he not only shuts a LOT of haters up, but he becomes football royalty in my success starved football town. As for the Browns side, offer him incentive laden deal to push him…if he sucks, not out too much. If he succeeds, Hue Jackson looks like a genius AND the playoff drought is over.

  59. officialgame says: Mar 19, 2016 9:00 PM

    What words Brown fans really want to hear, “Play Ball”.

  60. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 19, 2016 9:25 PM

    Kevin Costner is still running things, I see…

  61. hippieway says: Mar 19, 2016 10:16 PM

    WWCD=What would Costner do.

  62. lambeaudungbarn says: Mar 19, 2016 10:27 PM

    What do you have when a Dodge Viper blows 2 pistons on a race course?
    Al Bundy’s Dodge Dart that couldn’t outrun A Chevy
    Vega. He will never be more than a 2nd 3rd string backup, now they know he cant get around the corner or make those cuts, they Drop the Safeties and make his life miserable

  63. stevejjones says: Mar 19, 2016 10:30 PM

    The word is out on RG3 from Shanahan and Cooley. 99% he washes out of the league entirely. He’s a skinny Jamarcus Russell. He has the leadership skills of Albert Hanesworth. He made the mistake of killing the wrong coach. Mike Shanahan is well respected and torpedoing him is what has brought an end to Roberts career. He’ll be playing receiver for the Toronto Draft Dogers next season.

  64. orivar says: Mar 19, 2016 10:42 PM

    tdubdizzle says:
    Mar 19, 2016 5:19 PM

    If Hue Jackson can make Jason Campbell a playoff competing QB he can definitley help another former first round pick of The Redskins do the same.


    Campbell wasn’t a bad QB though. He was in a bad situation aka The Redskins.

  65. ken14andersonforhof says: Mar 19, 2016 11:02 PM

    wasn’t he the QB that was put in the hall of fame the day after he was drafted a few years ago?

  66. xbam says: Mar 19, 2016 11:10 PM

    Released by Washington….visits the Jets & Browns…it doesn’t get any uglier than those horrible franchises…

  67. tattooit says: Mar 20, 2016 1:00 AM

    If you ask SIRI where to find sadness, she gives you directions to the Browns Stadium.

    True story. Try it.

  68. keys2heat says: Mar 20, 2016 1:10 AM

    RG3 has been humbled and can succeed. That being said, I’m glad my new team has Kirk Cousins though. Hail to my Redskins.

  69. kvnpolar1com says: Mar 20, 2016 1:36 AM

    Being a Steelers fan, I was very happy when they grabbed Johnny Manziel as the “Franchise QB”! Now, with the possibility of RGIII possibly coming, breaking out the “Happy Dance” again.

  70. inglehoffer says: Mar 20, 2016 2:58 AM

    well, at least cleveland can’t waste a draft pick on him, or 3…

  71. uglydingo says: Mar 20, 2016 4:32 AM

    Perfect match. All we need now is Johnny Manziel as RG3’s backup. Make it happen Sashi Brown.

  72. erikinhell says: Mar 20, 2016 9:04 AM

    I swear some of the people commenting negatively on RGIII are the same ones that commented negatively on the Browns not giving up 3 first round draft picks to draft this kid years ago.

  73. fiverings37 says: Mar 20, 2016 9:44 AM

    That’s ALL they need.

  74. lambeaudungbarn says: Mar 20, 2016 12:46 PM

    Should have tried giving Johnny a few belts before the game and a Flask on the sidelines, Anal Alcohol flush at halftime and a shot or two in the 3rd.
    The only thing RG needs is talent..
    When will the League realize a run first QB is great in the NCAA outrunning Farm Boys, but they will Never Ever make it in the NFL, 3 years possibly, then injury
    and time renders them sub-par!

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