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Browns add RG3, who must compete

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Browns and free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III will reboot together.

Cleveland signed the second overall pick in the 2012 draft to a two-year contract Thursday, reportedly worth $15 million. With incentives it could be worth $22 million.

A new Browns regime is attempting to overhaul the roster after a 3-13 season and Griffin is doing the same after experiencing a dramatic rise and fall with the Redskins.

"We are excited to add Robert to our team," Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown said in a news release. "Robert possesses a unique skill set at the quarterback position. He has played at a high level in this league and is intent on doing everything in his power to return to that level on a consistent basis.

"We were able to see and feel his passion and commitment to re-establishing himself as a starting quarterback in this league."

Acquiring Griffin, who will attempt to become the franchise's 25th starting quarterback since 1999 does not preclude the team from selecting a quarterback in next month's draft. The Browns have the second overall pick, and coach Hue Jackson told Griffin he should be prepared to compete against a rookie.

Former Buc Josh McCown is the current starter.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland," Griffin, 26, said in a written statement released by the Browns. "Nothing's ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team."

Falcons: Linebacker Philip Wheeler re-signed for one year.

Jets: Erin Henderson re-signed for two years, providing a potential starter at inside linebacker opposite David Harris.

PATRIOTS: Receiver Nate Washington signed. A Texan last season, he was an unrestricted free agent.

Browns add RG3, who must compete 03/24/16 [Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:07pm]
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