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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 placed QB Ryan Griffin on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Griffin sprained his AC join in the first preseason game. The Bucs held Griffin through final cuts, suggesting they plan to bring him back at some point this season, although he will miss at least the first eight weeks. Ryan Fitzpatrick will serve as the backup in the meantime. LS Garrison Sanborn was re-signed in a corresponding move. Sep 4 - 10:47 AM

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Bucs signed QB Ryan Griffin to a one-year extension through 2018.

Griffin is currently out with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, but the team really likes him as Jameis Winston's possible long-term backup. Griffin is a candidate to open the year on I.R., with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the No. 2.
Aug 30 - 9:39 AM

Bucs QB Ryan Griffin (shoulder) is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Griffin is dealing with a sprained AC joint. He doesn't need surgery, but could be sidelined the rest of the preseason. The Bucs are down to Sefo Liufau behind Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Griffin is a candidate to be waived/injured.
Aug 12 - 5:01 PM

Bucs QB Ryan Griffin left Friday night's preseason game with a shoulder injury and will not return.

He was immediately ruled done for the night, which is typically not a good sign. Griffin was the Bucs' third quarterback through the rotation in the preseason opener, playing behind Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Aug 11 - 9:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Doug Martin
GLB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Jacquizz Rodgers
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
5Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
RG1J.R. Sweezy
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
K1Nick Folk