AFC North Notes: Browns, Robert Griffin III, Ravens

Browns

  • Tom Pelissero reports that Browns rookie WR Antonio Callaway and his attorney plan to contest his recent marijuana charge.
  • Callaway has claimed that marijuana found in his car during a traffic stop isn’t his and was left there by someone who had been using his car. (NFLTR)
  • Browns GM John Dorsey admitted that they did not know about Callaway’s arrest until Tuesday afternoon. (Tony Grossi)
  • When asked if the trade that sent Corey Coleman to the Bills would have been impacted by Callaway’s arrest, Dorsey said: “Not necessarily.” (Tony Grossi)
  • Dorsey said he believes Callaway’s explanation of what happened and he chalked being out at 3 am up to a “rookie mistake.” Dorsey wouldn’t say that they have “zero tolerance” for another incident involving Callaway and instead termed it as “low tolerance.” (Tony Grossi)
  • As for WR Josh Gordon, Dorsey said he has no updated timetable for his return to the team. (Nate Ulrich)

Robert Griffin III

Ravens QB Robert Griffin III says he hasn’t lost his passion for the game, despite the ups and downs he’s experienced the past few years.

“The perception is that a lot of times when you look at the history of the league, guys who get drafted high and they don’t make it with their first team and get another chance and something happens — they traditionally don’t get another chance,” Griffin said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I think part of the reason is those guys end up quitting and end up giving up. They lose their love for the game. They lose their passion.”

“I’m not going to quit. I’m not going to give up. I haven’t lost my passion for the game.

The Ravens have Joe Flacco in place as their start and used a first-round pick on Lamar Jackson, so the odds of the team keeping a third quarterback may not be all that good.

I don’t let my mind wander to, ‘Well, what’s going to happen?” Griffin said. “I don’t worry about that. I let all the chips fall where they may. I’m going to continue to work hard and prove it to the coaches, so that I can be here and show them that I’m an asset to this team. I think I’ve done that to this point and I’ll continue to do that as long as they let me.

Ravens

During the Hall of Fame Game, Ravens WR Breshad Perriman had a pass go through his hands that was ultimately intercepted by the Bears.

Perriman says he isn’t paying any attention to criticism he’s received from the mistake.

“I don’t care what they see,” Perriman said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t know what they see because I’m not interested in what they see, for the most part. If they just see [the interception], then that’s fine. It doesn’t really matter who saw it. I made two more plays after that. I could have made a play and scored, and they still would have focused on the first one. But I can’t focus on that because then I’m really not going to be focused on my overall game. So they can pick and choose what they want to see.

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