Reports: Browns releasing Robert Griffin III

Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III during practice at the NFL football team's training camp Friday, July 29, 2016, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) — Almost a year after signing him, the Browns are reportedly going to release Robert Griffin III.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a source told him RGIII would be released Friday.

One of the NFL’s brightest and flashiest stars just a few years ago, Griffin signed last March with the Cleveland Browns, a franchise on a perpetual mission to find a quarterback. is also reporting the QB will be released the day before the team would owe him a $750,000 roster bonus.

Griffin hasn’t been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington in 2012, when RG3 – possessed with a rocket arm, a tailback’s speed and endless swagger – burst onto pro football’s stage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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