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Report: Ravens’ Robert Griffin III is drawing interest from several teams The Baltimore Ravens are set to host the Washington Redskins in their preseason finale Replica Lamar Jackson Jersey , but the bigger storyline is the September 1st cutdown deadline looming. The Ravens will have several difficult decisions to make, but none bigger than Robert Griffin III, who is competing to be the team’s third quarterback. Griffin III has had a solid preseason, and if not for a couple of drops, his stat line would be more impressive. Regardless, many have speculated that Baltimore could trade him as carrying three quarterbacks may not be the most logical move. With Brett Hundley and Teddy Bridgewater both being traded this week, Griffin III’s value has increased as he is now, arguably, the best backup quarterback available. According to Jason La Canfora, there is ‘a lot of chatter going on between teams regarding’ several backup quarterbacks.The Ravens recently picked up a sixth-round pick as they traded Kamalei Correa to the Tennessee Titans, and they may not be done. Baltimore will have the next two days to decide what to do with Robert Griffin III Stitched Lamar Jackson Jersey , but they will have three questions to answer:Do they feel comfortable with Lamar Jackson as the only other quarterback on the 53-man roster?Are they getting good value in return for Griffin III?Would keeping Griffin III be better than cutting/trading him? If the Ravens were to get rid of him, they would be able to keep another player at a different position — 7th receiver, extra linebacker, or extra defensive line help — but is it worth it?Head coach John Harbaugh has acknowledged on several occasions that Griffin III has not made their decision any easier because of his attitude, work ethic, and most importantly, his performance on the field. “There’s no question that the best quarterback thing to do would be to keep Robert Griffin. He’s proven it. He’s played exceptionally well, and it makes our team better. No matter who the ‘two’ is, who the ‘three’ is, who’s active, who’s not active in a game Baby Lamar Jackson Jersey , you want to keep your good players, and he is a very good player,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s official website. “He has played at a starting-caliber level in the games that he’s played, and he’s an experienced guy. I’d rather have him than not have him, for sure, but there are other factors that go into that, and we’ll have to figure all that out. Ozzie [Newsome] ultimately will have to make that decision.” This is not the way Tevin Coleman hoped to pad his resume entering possible free agency.Coleman had an excellent opportunity to show he can be a lead running back when Atlanta Falcons starter Devonta Freeman was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 16. Coleman had been productive in a shared role with Freeman the last three years, but his chance to shine as the clear-cut starter hasn't worked out as planned.The Falcons' running game has flopped. Atlanta ranks last in the NFL in rushing entering Sunday's game at the Green Bay Packers.The blame can't rest only on Coleman and rookie backup Ito Smith. In recent weeks there has been no room to run behind a makeshift offensive line. It's a big reason the Falcons (4-8) have lost four straight games .Instead of seizing the job and increasing his value on the free-agent market, Coleman has hit a wall. He has 14 carries for 14 yards in the last two games.Coleman said Wednesday he's not concerned about the possible financial hit to his free-agent outlook."I'm really not thinking about that right now," Coleman said. "I'm just thinking about playing my game."Smith had more carries than Coleman in last week's 26-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Jaylon Ferguson Baltimore Ravens Jersey , though neither back was effective.Smith had seven carries for 22 yards. Coleman ran for only eight yards on a season-low six carries."That wasn't by design at all," said coach Dan Quinn of Coleman's reduced role.The Falcons ran only five plays in the third quarter against the Ravens' top-ranked defense. Coleman had three carries on Atlanta's opening possession and only three more the remainder of the game.Coleman lost yardage on three of his six carries."It's definitely been frustrating but we've just got to keep on working, keep coming out here and practicing hard and getting the right looks we need to get," Coleman said.When the running game isn't working, Matt Ryan's play-action passing game also suffers. Ryan's 131 yards passing against the Ravens set a career low for a full game.Clearly, it's crucial for Coleman and the Falcons to revive their running attack."It sets up everything," guard Ben Garland said Wednesday. "We have to run the ball better so we're allowed to run the ball more and have more play-pass. It sets up the rest of our offenseThe Falcons face difficult offseason decisions at running back.Freeman signed a five-year, $41.25 million extension before the 2017 season, making him one of the NFL's highest paid running backs. He has played in only two games this season due to knee, foot and groin injuries. Freeman and Coleman each missed time with concussions in 2017.Coleman, in his fourth season Color Rush Jaylon Ferguson Jersey , ran for 107 yards in a Week 2 win over Carolina . He has only one other game with at least 60 yards. Overall, he has 514 yards rushing with two touchdowns.Season-ending injuries to starting guards Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco have hurt ground game, especially in the last few weeks."Really over the last four games is where we felt like we hit a wall," Quinn said.Quinn is trying every option on the patchwork line. Zane Beadles started over Garland at right guard against the Ravens. On Wednesday, Ty Sambrailo took snaps ahead of starting right tackle Ryan Schraeder. Quinn has not said if Beadles will make another start or he will make a change at right tackle.Breaking the season into four-game quarters, Quinn is looking at Sunday's game as the start of the team's fourth quarter and another chance to find the missing running game."We're going to keep digging hard," he said. "You know how important it is to us and the team. We're not backing off even though the results over the last third quarter have not been what we want. We're starting fresh for us in this fourth quarter ... going after it as hard as we can in every way."