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Ryan Griffin | Quarterback | #4

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
College: Tulane
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Bucs re-signed QB Ryan Griffin to a one-year, $1.797 million contract.
Griffin was extended the low-level tender as a restricted free agent. He's expected to be the No. 2 this season after Mike Glennon left to sign with the Bears. Apr 17 - 9:33 AM

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Ryan Griffin is expected to open the season as the Bucs' No. 2 quarterback.

The Bucs liked Griffin enough to tender him at $1.8 million. He's the favorite to back up Jameis Winston after spending the last two years as a third-stringer. Sean Renfree is the only other quarterback on Tampa's roster.
Apr 1 - 8:11 PM

Bucs extended restricted free agent QB Ryan Griffin an original-round tender.

It locks in Griffin as the Bucs' new backup for Jameis Winston with Mike Glennon gone to Chicago. The Bucs have been grooming Griffin for this since claiming him off waivers from the Saints in September of 2015. ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Bucs are still hoping to sign Griffin to a cheap multi-year deal.
Mar 9 - 11:31 AM

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects Ryan Griffin to be the Bucs' backup quarterback moving forward.

With Mike Glennon leaving in free agency, there has been speculation the Bucs will target a backup in free agency or the draft, but Auman thinks Griffin is "that guy." The Bucs have carried Griffin as the No. 3 quarterback for two full seasons, so it makes sense they were grooming him to take over for Glennon. Still, they will likely bring in some low-cost competition for training camp.
Mar 7 - 9:52 AM

Bucs declared QB Ryan Griffin, DB Ryan Smith, RB Peyton Barber, LB Devante Bond, OT Leonard Wester, DL Channing Ward and OT Caleb Benenoch.

It's a very quiet list for the Bucs, who enter Week 2 near full health.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he thinks Ryan Griffin can be a No. 2 quarterback.

Griffin was claimed off waivers in Week 1 last year. The Bucs plan to keep Mike Glennon, but view Griffin as a potential backup. "I’d love to have Mike Glennon on our football team, but it's a business," Koetter said. "If something happens that he's not with us, that's why we acquired Ryan Griffin last year to hopefully ascend into that spot. We're in good position, we're definitely in the top few teams in the league with our depth. We're just going to have to see how it plays out."
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Bucs claimed QB Ryan Griffin off waivers from the Saints.

The longtime Sean Payton favorite will slot in as the Bucs' third quarterback, though it's possible he'll ultimately be waived with the hope that he can be snuck through to the practice squad. The Bucs have one of the league's most stable backup situations with Mike Glennon.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports expects the Buccaneers to address quarterback during the waiver period.

Schrager mentioned Saints castoff Ryan Griffin as a player to keep an eye out for. Former SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who tried out for the Bucs last week, is also a possibility. Griffin posted a mediocre 75.8 passer rating during the preseason but has always been a favorite of GM Jason Licht.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Saints released QB Ryan Griffin.

Griffin lost out to Luke McCown for backup duties. He struggled with accuracy this preseason, completing just 59 percent of his passes. Third-round rookie Garrett Grayson is locked in as the Saints' No. 3 quarterback.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown are expected to battle for the Saints' No. 2 quarterback job.

Griffin should be considered the favorite after lighting up the preseason last year to the tune of a 62.3 completion percentage, 6.88 YPA, 3:1 TD-to-INT ratio and 90.3 passer rating. Of course, it probably won't matter much as Drew Brees has missed just one game since joining the Saints in 2006. Third-round rookie Garrett Grayson is locked in as the developmental third quarterback.
Mon, May 18, 2015 08:15:00 AM

Saints promoted QB Ryan Griffin from the practice squad.

Griffin has spent the entire year on the practice squad after failing to beat out Luke McCown for backup duties. He'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback for Sunday's regular season finale.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Saints signed QB Ryan Griffin to the practice squad.

Griffin was waived on Tuesday and cleared waivers Wednesday. It was a bit of gamesmanship by the Saints, as they knew no team was going to claim a third-string quarterback when rosters were already at 53. The Saints will continue to develop Griffin on their practice squad and groom him as their future No. 2.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Saints waived QB Ryan Griffin.

Griffin was beaten out by Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees. His late release is a bit of dirty pool from the Saints, as it lessens Griffin's chances of latching on elsewhere. The Saints almost certainly waited to make the move to increase their odds of sneaking Griffin through to the practice squad. Griffin had a solid preseason, completing 48-of-77 passes for 530 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. A second-year undrafted free agent, Griffin is 25.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Ryan Griffin is considered the favorite to be the Saints' No. 2 quarterback.

He's competing with veteran Luke McCown. Griffin played much of the preseason opener against the Rams with Brees getting the night off. He completed 16-of-23 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown. Griffin (6-foot-5, 206) has good size, but an average arm. Drew Brees hasn't missed a game in nine seasons.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:32:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports second-year undrafted free agent Ryan Griffin is making a "serious push" to back up Drew Brees.

Griffin has only journeyman veteran Luke McCown to beat out, so it's not surprising. Griffin has been shining in pad-less practices, but will have to translate that to camp and preseason games to really put the heat on McCown.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Jacquizz Rodgers
4Jeremy McNichols
5Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Austin Johnson
2Quayvon Hicks
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Josh Huff
4Freddie Martino
5Derel Walker
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1O.J. Howard
2Cameron Brate
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Josh Allen
3Michael Liedtke
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
3James Stone
RG1Evan Smith
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Kevin Pamphile
K1Nick Folk
2Roberto Aguayo