Warring (concussion) spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve, but he regularly attended meetings and watched practices, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports. The third-round pick caught just 51 passes in three seasons at San Diego State, eventually vaulting to Day 2 of the 2019 draft on the basis of his impressive workout numbers, including a 4.61 40-yard dash and 36.5-inch vertical (at 6-5, 252 pounds). Warring then suffered a hamstring injury and a concussion in mid-August, and he was placed on injured reserve a few weeks later. He likely regained his health at some point during the season, but an IR stash was rather convenient for the Texans. With Warring, Jordan Akins (hamstring) and Jordan Thomas all under contract for at least two more seasons, it isn't clear if the team will make an honest effort to re-sign Darren Fells, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March and will then celebrate his 34th birthday in April.
Warring (concussion) wasn't participating at practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Warring is now eligible to resume practicing for a potential return off injured reserve but he has yet to retake the field. It's unclear if the 22-year-old has cleared the concussion protocol since landing on IR prior to Week 1.
The Texans placed Warring (concussion) on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Warring has been contending with a concussion since training camp, which held him out of all preseason action. With this move, he likely hasn't made many strides in the protocol for head injuries in the meantime. Both Warring and Jordan Thomas (ribs) were put on IR, which forced the Texans to ink veteran Logan Paulsen to bolster the tight end ranks.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that Warring remains in the concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Warring suffered the concussion a couple weeks ago and has yet to clear the league-mandated protocol for head injuries. The rookie third-round pick was unable to play in any preseason games and has no clear timetable for return.
Warring (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Warring remains in the concussion protocol due to a head injury suffered prior to Houston's first preseason game. When back to full health, the rookie third-round pick will resume competing for snaps with fellow tight ends Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|7||10/25||Green Bay Packers||14||6.78|
|11||11/22||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|