Browns sign quarterback Robert Griffin III

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. Cleveland's never-ending search for a franchise quarterback could come down to a competition between RG3 and one of the two rookies this summer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have signed free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who hasn’t been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington.

Griffin didn’t play a snap in 2015 and was recently released by the Redskins. The Browns met with RG3 last week and will now give him a chance to resurrect his career and win their starting job.

Cleveland has started 24 quarterbacks since 1999 and the team is expected to take a one with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. That rookie — possibly California’s Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz — will compete with Griffin, the second selection in 2012. The Browns attended Wentz’s pro day Thursday.

A dual threat with his arm and legs, Griffin led the Redskins to the NFC East title in his first season before seriously injuring a knee in the playoffs.

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