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Buccaneers Signed Veteran Quarterback On Thursday

A general view of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium on September 19, 2004 in Tampa, Florida. The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 10-6. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Another veteran quarterback is going back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

While not quite on the news scope of Tom Brady nixing his brief retirement, the Buccaneers re-signed backup Ryan Griffin.

Griffin has watched from Tampa Bay's sidelines since joining the organization in 2015. But he's only played two games in his NFL career, both in 2019. He completed two of four pass attempts for 18 yards.

As an undrafted free agent from Tulane, Griffin spent two years on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad before finding a home in Tampa Bay. He was inactive throughout the team's 2020 Super Bowl run, but he played a pivotal role in protecting an inebriated Brady during the title celebration.

The 32-year-old joins Brady and Kyle Trask as Tampa Bay's current quarterbacks. Trask, selected in the second round last year, would likely get the first chance if anything happened to the seven-time Super Bowl champion.

Griffin could at least avoid going back to the practice squad, where he resided last season, if the Buccaneers don't also bring back Blaine Gabbert or attain another understudy with more in-game experience.