Browns Release RGIII

In a move that should come as no surprise, the Cleveland Browns have released quarterback Robert Griffin III. 

The former number two overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Washington Redskins, came to Cleveland looking to revive his career. Unfortunately, for Griffin and the Browns, 2016 was not a good year for either. 

The move comes a day after the team acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans. 

While the move to bring in Osweiler has no part in the release of Griffin, the team will save more than $8 million by releasing the former Heisman Trophy winner. 

After being injured in the season opener, Griffin returned to the lineup in December but still looked out of place. He finished his Browns career with a 72.5 rating as a starter. Only Osweiler and Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets had a worse rating. 

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