11:09 PM EDT, Mon May 02, 2016
Akron Beacon Journal

Browns notebook: Robert Griffin III takes reps behind Josh McCown in first practice

BEREA: Quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t the Browns’ clear-cut starter during his first voluntary minicamp practice Tuesday afternoon.Signed as a free agent on March 24, the second overall pick of the Washington Redskins in 2012 shared first-team reps with Josh McCown, with McCown taking more.Griffin might want to forget his first pass in team drills. His ball over the middle was tipped and intercepted by outside linebacker Scott Solomon.Coach Hue Jackson said the two-hour session didn’t change his impression of Griffin, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner who didn’t play a down in...

Akron Beacon Journal

How will Browns signing Robert Griffin III affect draft, Josh McCown, offensive philosophy and Hue Jackson’s duties as coach?

BEREA: The ripple effect of the Browns signing reclamation-project quarterback Robert Griffin III to a two-year, $15 million deal last month has yet to be revealed, but it’ll become clearer during the April 28-30 NFL draft.Until then, here’s a look at comments made Wednesday about the implications.1. With $6.75 million guaranteed in his contract, Griffin is being paid like a bridge starter. The Browns have the second overall pick and could use it on one of the top-ranked quarterbacks, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz or California’s Jared Goff.But will Griffin’s presence influence...