Griffin (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Texans tight ends have been plagued by concussions all season. With C.J. Fiedorowicz ready to play for the first time since Week 1, the team swapped him for Griffin on the 53-man roster due to the latter's own head injury. For the rest of the season, Houston will roll with Fiedorowicz and Stephen Anderson at tight end.
Griffin remains under the NFL concussion protocol and is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Griffin will need to pass baseline neurological testing and practice without symptoms before he can be medically cleared to play. Absent Griffin, the Texans are hoping to get C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) for Sunday's game against the Rams. If not, the tight end position falls to Stephen Anderson.
Griffin (concussion) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Griffin failed to practice Wednesday and looks like he isn't especially close to passing the concussion protocol, an unsurprising development given that he had previously suffered a concussion in the season opener. Fortunately for the Texans, fellow tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) is on track to return from injured reserve in Week 10, and should immediately supplant Griffin as the team's starter at the positoin, according to Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site.
Griffin (hip) no longer carries an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully Friday. Griffin could serve as a safety blanket for quarterback Tom Savage, who will start Sunday's game in the wake of Deshaun Watson's season-ending knee injury. Even if Griffin does play a key part in the Texans' offense in Week 9, however, that could be a short-lived situation, with fellow tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) on track to return from injured reserve in Week 10.
Griffin (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. With back-to-back limited practices to kick off Week 9 preparations, Griffin seems on track to play Sunday against the Colts, despite nursing the injury. Though he's in line to start at tight end that contest, Griffin is expected to settle into a more limited backup role thereafter, as C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) is on track to return from injured reserve in Week 10.
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