Griffin caught five of six targets for 61 yards and a red-zone touchdown in Houston's 36-33 loss to New England in Week 3.
Griffin, who had missed the previous week due to a concussion, got on the same page quickly with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. In addition to the touchdown catch, he made himself available while Watson scrambled away from pressure for a 35-yard reception that led to his touchdown. Griffin will remain the team's leading tight end while C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) remains on injured reserve.
Griffin (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Griffin has passed through the concussion protocol and should be ready to return for Sunday's game in New England. With C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve while recovering from a concussion of his own, Griffin is set to assume a role as the Texans' primary pass-catching tight end. Given the team's lack of depth at wide receiver, Griffin could be busy Week 3.
With C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve due to his own concussion, Griffin figures to have a major pass-catching role upon rejoining the team. Given that he caught 50 passes while splitting snaps and targets with Fiedorowicz last season, Griffin could become a useful fantasy option during his teammate's absence, at least in PPR leagues. He's produced just six touchdowns and 10.4 yards per catch on 99 career receptions, with only four gains of more than 25 yards.
Griffin will join C.J. Fiedorowicz (IR, concussion) and Stephen Anderson (concussion) on the inactive list Week 2, and for as long as each is embedded in the concussion protocol. The Texans only have one healthy tight end (undrafted rookie Evan Baylis) on the 53-man roster, so the passing attack may take a back seat for the foreseeable future, especially with Deshaun Watson under center.
Coach Bill O'Brien expects Griffin (concussion) to miss Thursday's game against the Bengals, the Houston Chronicle reports.
With fellow tight ends C.J. Fiedorowicz and Stephen Anderson in the same situation, the Texans will obviously have to fortify their depth at the tight end position in the coming days. Griffin was limited to one target on 10 snaps in Sunday's 29-7 loss to the Jaguars.
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/29/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/17||@ BAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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