IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Griffin is expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks because of his shoulder injury, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin was placed on the injured reserve list this week, which was going to keep him out for eight games already, but the new timeline for his recovery could sideline him for the entire season. Josh McCown will get the start Sunday against the Ravens, and he is likely to hold onto the starting job as long as he stays healthy.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 weeks ago6 Comments

Griffin (shoulder) has been placed on the Browns' injured reserve list due to a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin lands on IR after just one game with the Browns, as consecutive hard hits Sunday left significant damage in his non-throwing shoulder. Given his injury designation, Griffin now must miss a minimum of eight games, but could be out even longer. With Griffin sidelined for the foreseeable future, Josh McCown figures to be promoted to Cleveland's starting quarterback position, with rookie Cody Kessler likely his backup.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 weeks ago

Griffin is expected to be sidelined for a significant amount of time after spraining his left shoulder during Sunday's season-opening loss, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin underwent an MRI on his injured, non-throwing shoulder Monday and was revealed to have suffered potentially serious damage. As a result, it's likely that Griffin will be ruled out for some time looking ahead, although a definitive timetable has yet to surface. With that being the expectation, backup Josh McCown appears destined to reclaim the Browns' starting quarterback job.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 weeks ago

Griffin will have an MRI on his left shoulder Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin suffered a sprained shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Eagles, and while he admitted after the game that he is in pain, he also said he expects to be available for Week 2 against the Ravens. He started his season on the wrong foot, completing just 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards, with five carries for another 37 yards, an interception and no touchdowns. Despite suffering the injury, Griffin came back out for the meaningless final drive of Sunday's game. If he isn't available next week, Josh McCown would be next in line to start.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 weeks ago

Griffin noted after Sunday's loss to the Eagles that he suffered a sprained left shoulder during the contest, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With regard to his status for next Sunday's game against the Ravens, Griffin said "I'm in pain but I'll be okay." In his regular season debut as the Browns' starting QB, Griffin completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and a pick, while recording a fumble. Griffin also ran five times for 37 yards in the game.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
1 month ago

Griffin completed four of eight passes for 31 yards during Thursday's loss against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin, along with the rest of the first team, started the contest Thursday despite it being the team's fourth preseason game. The offense is still learning Hue Jackson's playbook, and the extra practice was most likely needed. The 26-year-old will now turn his attention to the regular season and the Browns' first opponent in Philadelphia. He'll be without Josh Gordon (suspension) for the first four games, so look for him to utilize Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor as much as possible.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
1 month ago7 Comments

Head coach Hue Jackson said he will play Griffin and the other starters in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Deploying a new starting quarterback and a new offense, the Browns are one of the few teams that figure to give their starters significant playing time in the final preseason game. Griffin could benefit from getting some more work alongside wideouts Josh Gordon (suspension) and Corey Coleman (hamstring), both of whom missed a sizable portion of training camp and the preseason. Gordon looked perfectly healthy in Friday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay, catching passes of 44 and 43 yards in an otherwise poor showing by Griffin. With Gordon suspended for the first four regular-season games, Coleman and Terrelle Pryor are expected to start at wide receiver.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
1 month ago

Griffin completed eight of 14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, adding one carry for four yards, in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Although the stat line doesn't look too bad, Cleveland's first-team offense had an ugly evening, with Griffin taking five sacks on 19 dropbacks. The only real highlights were a pair of deep completions to Josh Gordon (suspension), with the first going for a 44-yard gain on the opening drive, and the second for a 43-yard touchdown shortly before halftime. The touchdown was thrown directly into coverage, allowing Gordon to come back on the ball and use his massive size advantage over Bucs CB Brent Grimes. While Gordon's strong effort was encouraging for the Cleveland offense, first-round selection Corey Coleman failed to impress, held without a catch on two targets. There isn't a shortage of talent, but the Browns offense is clearly still a work in progress, with the process made more difficult by a slew of nagging injuries and Gordon's impending four-game suspension.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
1 month ago

Griffin completed six of eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, adding three carries for 36 yards, in Thursday's preseason loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Undeterred by the absences of wideouts Josh Gordon (quad/suspension), Corey Coleman (hamstring) and Andrew Hawkins (hamstring), the 26-year-old Griffin connected with Terrelle Pryor for a gorgeous 50-yard touchdown along the right sideline on Cleveland's second drive. The Browns first-team offense did have some problems with penalties and the running game, but Griffin enjoyed a truly impressive evening, later making a perfect throw to TE Gary Barnidge for a 29-yard touchdown. Although he otherwise settled for short gains through the air, Griffin also made a couple big plays with his feet, ripping off runs of 22 and 14 yards. Already named as the starter, Griffin could play into the second half of Cleveland's third preseason game, perhaps even getting a chance to work with Gordon and/or Coleman.

IRRobert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
2 months ago

Griffin completed 4-of-8 passes for 67 yards with an interception in his Browns debut during Friday's preseason opener at Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin got just two series after officially being named Cleveland's starting quarterback Monday. The injury-prone 2012 second overall pick will likely be brought along slowly as he familiarizes himself with the playbook. It's unlikely the former Redskin rediscovers his electrifying rookie form, but it's tough to extrapolate much from this small sample, especially with projected top two wideouts Corey Coleman (hamstring) and Josh Gordon (quad) both unavailable. He opened his Browns career with a 49-yard pass to Terrelle Pryor, but was also intercepted at the one-yard line by Micah Hyde.