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Ryan Griffin | Tight End | #84

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (201) / HOU
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Ryan Griffin is out of the league's concussion protocol.
As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Griffin should be good to go in a homecoming game against the Patriots. He played college ball at UConn. Sep 20 - 1:01 PM

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien is hopeful TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) returns this week.

He said the same about TE Stephen Anderson, who is also dealing with a concussion. With C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve with a concussion of his own, Griffin should handle the bulk of the tight end work once healthy, but Anderson has more upside as a pass catcher and could work his way into a big role. Neither player will be an exciting streaming option this week against the Patriots.
Sep 18 - 12:19 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Bengals.

Fellow concussed TE Stephen Anderson has also been ruled out. After C.J. Fiedorowicz was also concussed in Week 1 and placed on I.R. earlier this week, Houston is down to only "Evan Baylis" at the position. Expect the Texans to try and run the ball as much as humanly possible against Cincinnati.
Sep 13 - 1:41 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin is done for the day in Week 1 with a concussion.

He saw one first-half target and was declared done for the day to begin the second half. This will get Stephen Anderson more snaps behind C.J. Fiedorowicz.
Sep 10 - 2:51 PM

Texans re-signed TE Ryan Griffin to a three-year, $9 million contract with $3.25 million guaranteed.

Griffin was linked to Detroit, but otherwise didn't draw much free-agent interest. He'll return as the No. 2 tight end behind C.J. Fiedorowicz. With Brock Osweiler gone, Griffin is unlikely to repeat the 74 targets he saw in 2016.
Mar 11 - 6:31 PM

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans and impending free agent TE Ryan Griffin have "mutual interest."

Griffin broke out somewhat as a pass catcher last season with 50 catches for 442 yards and two touchdowns, and he has always been a solid blocker. In a weak tight end group, he could have a surprisingly robust market. Griffin will remain behind C.J. Fiedorowicz in the pecking order if he re-signs with the Texans.
Mar 7 - 9:24 AM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin went catch-less on two targets in Saturday's Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Despite an increased late-season role, Griffin was nowhere to be found in Saturday's loss as C.J. Fiedorowicz dominated the Texans’ tight end work against the Patriots. Griffin was overthrown on a late Brock Osweiler interception. An impending free agent, Griffin should draw significant interest after his 50-reception contract year. Griffin turned 27 this month and has emerged as a legitimate pass-catching threat.
Jan 15 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-4 targets for 29 yards in the Texans' Wild Card win over the Raiders.

Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz each saw four targets. The two have each been seeing plenty of playing time over the past month and have become two of Brock Osweiler's favorite targets over the middle as safety blankets.
Jan 7 - 9:00 PM

Ryan Griffin absorbed all eight of his targets for 85 yards Sunday in the Texans' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

As expected, Griffin played a big role in the passing game while filling in for check-down artist C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion). The vast majority of his production came in the second half with Tom Savage under center. He drew a crucial pass interference call in the fourth quarter that eventually led to the Texans’ first and only touchdown. Griffin could be a serviceable TE2 next week if Fiedorowicz is sidelined again versus Cincinnati.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin's passing-game role is expected to expand Week 15 against the Jaguars.

With C.J. Fiedorowicz out with a concussion, Griffin and rookie Stephen Anderson should see more targets this week. The Jaguars have been solid against the position most of the season, but Brock Osweiler targets his tight ends as much as any quarterback in the league. That volume makes Griffin a back-end streaming option.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Ryan Griffin caught two passes for 23 yards in Houston's Week 14 win over the Colts.

Griffin was mostly limited to blocking with the Texans going run heavy. C.J. Fiedorowicz left late to be checked for a possible concussion and didn't return. With Brock Osweiler relying on tight ends in the pass game, Griffin could find his way into some targets if Fiedorowicz misses time.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin has been removed from the Week 6 injury report.

Griffin has cleared the concussion protocol. He'll continue to rotate snaps with C.J. Fiedorowicz. Stephen Anderson (hamstring) was ruled out against the Colts.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It suggests he has a chance at suiting up against the Colts. Griffin has emerged as one of Brock Osweiler's favorite check-down targets, but it's barely translated to TE2 value.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

The good news is he **only** has a concussion after suffering a scary neck injury tackling Vikings S Andrew Sendejo following a Brock Osweiler interception. Griffin has been sharing time with C.J. Fiedorowicz and Stephen Anderson.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin exited Week 5 against the Vikings with a neck injury

Griffin injured himself tackling Andrew Sendejo after a Brock Osweiler interception. He stayed on the turf for a couple minutes but was able to walk to the sidelines. He did ride the cart into the locker room. Griffin had two catches for eight yards before exiting.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 03:15:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2Deshaun Watson
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3D'Onta Foreman
4Tyler Ervin
5Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Andy Jones
WR21Braxton Miller
2Will Fuller
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Stephen Anderson
LT1Kendall Lamm
2Julie'n Davenport
3Jah Reid
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Chris Clark
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn