Houston drafted a pair of tight ends to join Griffin, using a third-round selection on Jordan Akins and a sixth-round pick on Jordan Thomas, Deepi Sidhu of the team's official website reports.
Akins and Thomas combined for only 52 catches last season, and neither seems likely to be an immediate contributor. However, the duo did well to land with a Texans team that has an obvious need at tight end after C.J. Fiedorowicz retired due to a string of concussions. Griffin has a troublesome concussion history in his own right, with the most recent incident landing him on injured reserve in early November. He'll likely enter training camp as the favorite to serve as Houston's top pass-catcher at tight end, but Akins and Stephen Anderson could also push for the job. It's difficult to envision a scenario in which any of the Houston tight ends is worth owning in standard leagues.
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 was forced out of Sunday's game against the Colts with a concussion.
Prior to his exit, Griffin had not caught any passes in Sunday's contest. Looking ahead, Griffin's Week 10 status looks cloudy, while fellow tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) appears on track to return to action from injured reserve next week.
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