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Report: Robert Griffin III Discussed in Trade Talks

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, quarterback Robert Griffin III has been discussed in trade talks.

The former second overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft has now served as Baltimore's backup quarterback for two seasons. Last season, he completed 23 out of 38 passes for 225 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Additionally, he had 20 carries for 70 yards.

Griffin has one year remaining on his current deal for $2 million. Griffin's contract makes him valuable to teams looking for a quarterback without a lot of free cap space.

This may speak to the organization's confidence in Trace McSorley. If the front office is comfortable with McSorley as the backup, they could move Griffin in order to address a position of need such as guard or linebacker. Still, Griffin is a solid backup quarterback and carries a low cap figure, so it might be wise for the Ravens to keep him around.