The Texans tight end group has undergone changes and, after the exits of Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham, the organization has turned to Ryan Griffin to fill that void. Griffin is the best combination player for the team at the tight end position in terms of blocking ability and pass catching attributes. He is an impressive athlete but he has not been able to stay on the field. A knee injury in week one last season landed him on the injured reserve with the designation to return. Griffin struggled to finish plays, but getting open was not his issue.
Griffin is currently recovering from an achilles injury that kept him out of all OTAs and mini-camps. The Texans are depending on Griffin to be the lead tight end once again this year and coming out of the season healthy is priority number one. The Texans are going to give him every chance to be one of the top options for the position.
The U-tight end for the Texans, if healthy, he should be the week one starter.
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