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Cleveland Browns Sign Robert Griffin III

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    Robert Griffin III looks on during warm-ups prior to the start of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field Aug. 20, 2015. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

    The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who hasn't been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington.

    Griffin didn't play a snap in 2015 and was recently released by the Redskins. The Browns met with RG3 last week and will now give him a chance to resurrect his career and win their starting job.

    Cleveland has started 24 quarterbacks since 1999, and the team is expected to take a one with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. That rookie -- possibly California's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz -- will compete with Griffin, the second selection in 2012. The Browns attended Wentz's pro day Thursday.

    A dual threat with his arm and legs, Griffin led the Redskins to the NFC East title in his first season before seriously injuring a knee in the playoffs.