The Baltimore Ravens placed QB Robert Griffin III on injured reserve Friday and activated four players from the COVID-19 list including RB J.K. Dobbins, OLB Pernell McPhee, C Patrick Mekari and C Matt Skura.
Other roster moves from the Ravens include:
- Ravens signed TE Luke Willson to their active roster.
- Ravens activated CB Anthony Averett and Chris Moore from injured reserve.
- Ravens signed RB Tommy Bohanon, G Parker Ehinger and DT Braxton Hoyett to their practice squad.
- Ravens placed TE Sean Culkin on the practice squad injured list.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
Griffin, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He spent four years in Washington before signing a two-year, $15 million contract that includes $6.75 million guaranteed with the Browns back in 2016.
RGIII was set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2017 season when the Browns released him. He signed with Baltimore to a one-year, $1 million deal in 2018 and returned to the team last year on a two-year, $4 million contract.
In 2020, Griffin has appeared in four games for the Ravens and completed 8 of 14 pass attempts for 42 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 69 yards.
Dobbins, 21, was drafted in the second round out of Ohio State by the Ravens in 2020. He signed a a four-year, $5,729,436 rookie contract that included a $1,726,862 signing bonus.
In 2020, Dobbins has appeared in nine games for the Ravens and rushed 57 times for 310 yards (5.4 YPC) and two touchdowns to go with 15 receptions for 88 yards.
Skura, 27, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in 2016. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later signed to the team’s practice squad before returning to Baltimore on a future/reserve contract the following offseason.
Skura was eventually promoted to Baltimore’s active roster in September of 2017. He returned to the Ravens on an original-round restricted deal worth $2.133 million.
In 2020, Skura has appeared in 10 games for the Ravens, making nine starts for them at center.