The Houston Texans are re-signing one of their own in tight end Ryan Griffin to a 3-year deal worth $9 million marking the third player re-signed to the team. Griffin reportedly had interest from the Detroit Lions before returning back to Houston. The Texans return one of their top passing targets from the 2016 season and continue their tight end duo for the upcoming season. Griffin's return slows some of the recent news of teams around the NFL signing players from the Texans.
“It feels great, feels great. We got it worked out. I’m excited.” Griffin said to Mark Berman of Fox 26 (Houston) “I know what type of organization is here. We were a win away from the (AFC) championship game. We need a couple more wins to get that ring. So I’m excited.”
Griffin appeared in all 16 games in 2016 and had his best season catching 50 passes (75 targets) for 442 yards and 2 touchdowns. For his career with the Texans, Griffin has 99 receptions for 1,028 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Griffin was drafted out of Connecticut in the 2013 NFL Draft where he was selected in the 6th round (201st overall).
The Texans have been active to start the draft season looking at tight ends during the draft process and hard to imagine the Texans slowing that pursuit when the draft arrives.
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