Fiedorowicz (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. Fiedorowicz was one of the three Texans tight ends to sustain concussions in the Week 1 loss to the Jaguars, but his head injury is probably the most concerning of the three, given that he had previously been diagnosed with a concussion earlier in training camp. Given Fiedorowicz's importance as a safety valve and red-zone threat for one of the league's weaker passing attacks, it's possible that the Texans will designate him as one of two players eligible to return from injured reserve, which would allow him to play again by midseason. In order for that to materialize, however, Fiedorowicz will need to pass through all steps of the NFL's concussion protocol, which won't be a given due to his history and the volatile recovery timetables of head injuries in general. Ryan Griffin is the leading candidate to fill in for Fiedorowicz as the Texans' starting tight end, but he's unlikely to suit up Week 2 against the Bengals while he recovers from a concussion of his own.
Coach Bill O'Brien expects Fiedorowicz (concussion) to miss Thursday's game against the Bengals, the Houston Chronicle reports. The same applies to fellow tight ends Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson, so it's pretty clear that the Texans will need to bolster their depth at the position in short order. Prior to his exit following 24 snaps on offense, Fiedorowicz hauled in all four of his targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 29-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Fiedorowicz has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars due to a concussion, Aaron Wilson of the NFL Network reports. Fiedorowicz was unable to clear the league's concussion protocol on the sideline during the second half of Sunday's game, so his status heading into Week 2 figures to be up in the air. Tight end Ryan Griffin is also dealing with a concussion, so Stephen Anderson's role will be expanded at tight end.
Fiedorowicz is being evaluated for a concussion during the second half of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fiedorowicz had just cleared the league's concussion protocol heading into Week 1, but he appears to have suffered a setback during Sunday's contest. Fellow tight end Ryan Griffin was also sidelined due to a concussion, leaving Stephen Anderson as the lone healthy option at tight end for Houston.
Fiedorowicz is no longer in the league's concussion protocol after passing his mandatory baseline neurological exam, the Houston Chronicle reports. The tight end is practicing fully and thus slated to be in the Texans' starting lineup Sunday against the Jaguars. The 25-year-old is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he caught 54 passes for 559 yards and four TDs in 15 games, numbers he could approach this season, regardless of which QB helms the team's offense.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||@Los Angeles Rams||12||6.00|
|14||12/10||San Francisco 49ers||2||2.67|
|3 Year Avg||40||25||251||2||13||10.04||37|