Dec 19, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (86) reacts after running with the football against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Jets release veteran TE Ryan Griffin

With new options at the tight end position, the New York Jets released Ryan Griffin on Monday.

The Jets signed two tight ends, C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin, during the offseason. That pushed Griffin down the depth chart and led to the team’s decision to sever ties.

The 32-year-old UConn product spent the past three seasons in New York. He had 27 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns last season.

In 119 career games (67 starts) with the Jets and Houston Texans, Griffin has 206 catches for 2,158 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Houston drafted Griffin in the sixth round (No. 201 overall) in 2013.

–Field Level Media

Feb 10, 2021; Tampa Bay, FL, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (left) and quarterback Ryan Griffin after a boat parade to celebrate victory in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay re-signs backup QB Ryan Griffin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, the only QB on the roster besides Tom Brady.

Griffin, 31, has spent the past six seasons with the Buccaneers, but has been limited to four passes in two games in 2019.

The third QB on the roster last season behind Brady and Blaine Gabbert, Griffin was never activated for a game in the Bucs’ championship-winning season.

Brady, who turns 44 in August, started every game last season and went 11-5.

The Buccaneers claimed Griffin when the New Orleans Saints put him on waivers in 2015.

Griffin threw for 9,026 yards with 56 touchdowns and 35 interceptions during a four-year college career at Tulane (2009-12).

–Field Level Media