Because of a shoulder injury, Ryan Griffin has likely lost the backup quarterback job in Tampa Bay to Ryan Fitzpatrick. That didn't stop the Bucs from giving the young signal-caller a contract extension Wednesday, however.
The team announced they have given Griffin a one-year extension through 2018. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal likely brings down the quarterback's base pay for 2017 but gives him a chance to compete for the backup job behind Jameis Winston next season.
Griffin completed four of his nine pass attempts for 57 yards before departing with the injury. Per the Tampa Bay Times, Griffin was "outplaying" Fitzpatrick prior to hurting his shoulder.
Here are some other transactions we're tracking Wednesday:
- The Philadelphia Eagles announced they signed linebackers Carlos Fields and Christian Tago. They also announced they waived cornerback Mitchell White and released cornerback Ron Brooks.
- The Tennessee Titans have waived (injured) both cornerback Jeremy Boykins and wide receiver Mekale McKay.