The Colts waived Warring on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Warring spent time with the Texans, Patriots and Colts in the final week of training camp, but he won't be on a 53-man roster to start the season. The 2019 third-round pick appeared in seven games during the 2020 campaign after missing his entire rookie season due to a concussion and hamstring injury.
Warring was claimed off waivers by the Colts on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Warring has bounced between the Texans, Patriots and Colts in a span of a week. The 2019 third-round pick caught three passes for 35 yards across seven games last season, his first year after missing his entire rookie campaign with a concussion and hamstring injury.
Warring has been waived by the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Warring's stint with New England was a short one after he was claimed off waivers from the Texans on Tuesday. If he doesn't catch on with another team in the coming days, it's possible the Patriots could consider adding the tight end to their practice squad.
Warring was not targeted and played seven snaps in Houston's season-ending loss to the Titans on Sunday. Warring saw his first NFL action in 2020 after spending his rookie 2019 season on injured reserve. The Texans like his athleticism -- he was selected in the third round of the 2019 draft -- but he struggled to pick up the offense and played just 52 snaps over seven games. He's under contract through 2022, but a new general manager and head coach may not see the same value that a previous regime did. The Texans also have veterans Jordan Akins and Darren Fells under contract for 2021, so there may be little opportunity for Warring if he is retained next season.
Warring caught two of two targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Colts. Warring made his first catches in the NFL, including a nice 23-yard grab in tight quarters. "He ran good routes," quarterback Deshaun Watson told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle about Warring. "He's strong with the ball in his hands. He's a guy you have to continue to get reps with and build confidence." The second-year tight end has struggled to pick up the offense, but he hasn't played all that much, so the Texans may try to integrate him more over the final two weeks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Washington Football Team||15||5.00|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||26||12.00|
|10||11/14||@New York Jets||6||2.00|
|12||11/25||@New Orleans Saints||7||2.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||1||0.00|
|14||12/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||18||6.00|
|16||12/26||@New England Patriots||1||0.00|
|18||01/09||New York Jets||6||2.00|
|3 Year Avg||7||3||35||0||2||11.67||3|