TE Ryan Griffin to miss "significant time"

The Texans will be without Ryan Griffin for the short-term, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. The third-year tight end left near the end of Sunday's game against Kansas City with an injury.

"As it relates to the injuries yesterday, Ryan Griffin probably has the most significant injury," O'Brien said Monday. "He'll miss some time with that so he'll probably be out with some significant time."

Griffin had one catch for 18 yards in Houston's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs.

The Texans currently have just two other tight ends on the active roster, Garrett Graham and C.J. Fiedorwicz, with Anthony Denham and Mike McFarland on injured reserve. Last week, the Texans added rookie Eric Tomlinson (6-6, 263) from UTEP to the practice squad.

The team could add another body to the position group with just two healthy tight ends heading into Week 2.

"We're talking about that right now but we haven't come to a decision on that," O'Brien said.

The (0-1) Texans travel to Carolina to face the (1-0) Panthers on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon CT on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.

Take a look at photos from Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs.

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