The Ravens won’t be seeing Robert Griffin III, after all.
The Cleveland Browns placed their starting quarterback on injured reserve Monday, lining up veteran backup Josh McCown to start against the Ravens on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. McCown, 37, has had success against the Ravens, beating them in two of three career matchups.
In those three career meetings, McCown has completed 76-of-120 passing attempts (63.3 percent) for 885 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also has a rushing touchdown against the Ravens.
On Oct. 11 of last season, McCown led the Browns to a 33-30 victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium by throwing for 457 yards and two touchdowns, and running for a score.
He also beat the Ravens as a member of the Chicago Bears during the 2013 season when he was subbing for an injured Jay Cutler. He was 19-of-31 for 216 yards and one touchdown in that game.
Griffin fractured his coracoids bone in his left non-throwing shoulder in Cleveland’s season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Browns announced. Surgery won’t be required, but Griffin will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks.