Damian Lillard has nothing to do with Kyrie Irving and his reported demand to be traded from Cleveland, but he keeps finding his name intertwined with the drama.
The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor was the second overall pick by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft. He led the Redskins to the playoffs, but a knee injury during a playoff loss to the Seahawks eventually led to Kirk Cousins taking over as Washington’s starting quarterback.
Griffin was released on March 7, 2016 and spent last season with the Browns and was the team’s opening-day starter. But a shoulder injury in the season opener limited him to just five games. The Browns released Griffin this past March and he has been waiting for another opportunity since.
Former Browns assistant Pep Hamilton has been working with Griffin and told NFL Media the 27-year-old Griffin is healthy and could be a viable backup to Philip Rivers in San Diego. The Chargers currently have Kellen Clemens, Mike Bercovici and Eli Jenkins on the roster behind Rivers.
Griffin has thrown for 8,983 yards with 42 touchdowns and 26 interceptions and has been sacked 123 times in 42 career games over five seasons.
Why he fits: It’s World Series-or-bust for the Astros, too, and adding a veteran like Verlander to a playoff rotation that’s seriously lacking in playoff experience/success behind Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale ace Dallas Keuchel figures to bolster their chances of winning the first World Series in franchise history. Yep, a similar storyline to the Dodgers. At this point, though, the Astros feel like a bit of a longshot. Their Cheap Jerseys NFL reported attention has been focused on A’s right-hander Sonny Gray.