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Ryan Griffin | Tight End | #84

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 254
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (201) / HOU
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Texans TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles') has been cleared to practice.
Griffin sat out the offseason program, but only missed the first week of training camp. He's returning as the starter after posting a career-high 20/251/2 line in nine games last year. Griffin should be fully healthy for Week 1. Aug 5 - 8:05 PM

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien believes TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles') will be ready for camp.

Griffin sat out the offseason program rehabbing an Achilles' injury after playing just nine games last year because of an MCL sprain. He should be fully healthy well before Week 1, but the Texans offense has not been kind to tight ends under O'Brien. Griffin is not worth drafting in even the deepest of standard leagues.
Jul 14 - 10:28 AM

Texans TEs coach John Perry recently talked up Ryan Griffin.

"Ryan gives us ability in a lot of respects," Perry said. "He's not just one-dimensional. He can be effective in the pass game. He can be effective as a blocker." Griffin has loads of ability at 6'6/254, but hasn't been able to get on the field or stay on it through three seasons. He missed half of last year with a sprained MCL but still set career-highs across the board with a 20-251-2 line. Houston rivaled the Jets for the league's worst tight-end situation last season.
Jun 29 - 11:11 AM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles) will be sidelined until training camp.

Griffin is still rehabbing his 2015 Achilles' injury. He'll miss the entire offseason, but should be ready for the start of camp.
Jun 10 - 6:37 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-8 targets for 29 yards in the Texans' Wild Card loss to the Chiefs.

Griffin caught all three of his passes on simple check-downs. He could have done himself a favor by catching a 24-yard touchdown down the middle late in the blowout loss, but Griffin was unable to hang onto the ball. It was just part of the Texans' awful afternoon. Griffin took over as the Texans' No. 1 tight end after returning from short-term I.R., but the Texans' tight-end situation was the worst in the league. They'll be looking for an upgrade this offseason.
Jan 9 - 8:42 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-3 targets for 27 yards in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Even with Nate Washington (hip) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) banged up, Griffin will remain a lightly-targeted role player for the postseason.
Jan 3 - 7:03 PM

Ryan Griffin caught his only target for 13 yards Week 16 against the Titans.

Griffin was not any more involved in the offense than C.J. Fiedorowicz. After being heavily involved in the offense the first couple weeks after his return from injury, Griffin has fallen off the last two weeks.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Ryan Griffin (Achilles') was downgraded to "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Mid-week downgrades are never good news, but the last-gasp TE2 should be good to go against the Titans.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught two passes for 30 yards in Week 16 against the Colts.

Griffin played a minor role even with Cecil Shorts sidelined. He won't be a TE2 option for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 1-of-6 targets for 20 yards in Week 14.

It was a drop-filled game for Griffin, who tied DeAndre Hopkins with a team-high six targets. He's taken on a bigger role over the last three weeks, but is barely on the TE2 radar. Griffin will take a 14/181/2 line into Week 15.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-5 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 loss to Buffalo.

Although he continues to share time with C.J. Fiedorowicz, Griffin has now scored a touchdown in back-to-back games while emerging as Houston's primary pass-catching tight end. Griffin is roster worthy in Dynasty leagues. He will not be a recommended Week 14 streamer against the Patriots' stingy tight end coverage.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 4-of-5 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Houston's Week 12 win over the Saints.

The Saints let Griffin roam completely uncovered more than once. Griffin is drawing 4-5 weekly targets since returning from injured reserve/designated to return, but is barely on the TE2 radar.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-6 targets for 36 yards in the Texans' Week 10 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

It was Griffin's first action since going down with a sprained MCL in Week 1 and being placed on I.R.-designated for return. Griffin dropped his first target of the night, but had a big catch on a 3rd-and-15 in the fourth quarter to convert a first down. He was third on the team in targets and gives the Texans a big body over the middle. Griffin is merely a TE3 for Week 11 against the Jets.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 12:23:00 AM

Texans activated TE Ryan Griffin from injured reserve-designated to return.

Griffin is expected to play Monday night, but he will not be a fantasy factor in an offense which has targeted tight ends just 35 times total this season. C Eric Kush was waived in a corresponding move.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said TE Ryan Griffin (knee, IR/recall) will play Monday night against the Bengals.

Griffin remains on injured reserve-designated to return, but he should be activated this weekend. Texans' tight ends have been targeted just 35 times as a group this season. Griffin is unlikely to have a fantasy impact once he returns.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:15:00 PM

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