TE Ryan Griffin - New York Jets

6-6, 261Born: 1-11-1990College: ConnecticutDrafted: Round 6, pick 201 (2013)

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2019 Week 1 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Ryan Griffin saw some action, though much of it was blocking. That said, he had a touchdown called back due to a Quincy Enunwa offensive pass interference penalty.

2019 Week 3 vs NE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Griffin was on the field for 47 of 51 offensive snaps, but as usual mostly there for blocking, not that it helped the poor offensive line play.

2019 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Griffin was the target on a failed two-point conversion, but beyond that and a 5-yard dump-off, he was just a warm body trying to help the sieve-like offensive line block.

2019 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)

Griffin saw several targets but his highlight was the touchdown he scored near the end of the first half. On first and goal, Griffin ran a simple route to the goal line, turned to use his body to shield the ball from the defender and easily caught the pass from Sam Darnold.

2019 Week 7 vs NE (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Griffin was on the field a lot, 51 snaps of the total 61 for the Jets offense, but was mostly trying to help keep quarterback Sam Darnold clean. It was a futile effort giving the offensive line and the fierce pass rush.

2019 Week 8 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 66 / 2 rec)

Overall he has shown himself as more than a blocker, and it's likely that ability which has allowed the Jets to keep Chris Herndon off the field until he's completely healed.

2019 Week 9 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)

Griffin had a decent day as Chris Herndon was out once again, and could have had an even better day had he been able to hang on to a ball late in the second quarter. Unfortunately, the play was reversed upon review and then Sam Darnold threw an interception on the next play.

2019 Week 10 vs NYG (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Griffin saw the field more than any other tight end (42 snaps compared to 18 each for both Chris Herndon and Trevon Wesco) but saw the least amount of work as a receiver. With Chris Herndon out again, he may see his targets rebound but Wesco looked solid so how those snaps are sorted out remains to be seen.

2019 Week 11 vs WAS (5 / 5 / 109 / 1 rec)

Chris Herndon is out again, but the Jets have found gold in Ryan Griffin who had a massive day, including catching all five of his targets and a nice touchdown. On that play he found his way behind the defenders, who appeared to be playing zone and let him pass but didn't hand him off to anyone. Quarterback Sam Darnold saw this immediately and hit Griffin with a quick pass, which the tight end took into the end zone.

2019 Week 12 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 13 / 1 rec)

Griffin didn't have a particularly compelling game, and his touchdown came as almost an afterthought. On the play, which took place at the goal line in the third quarter, quarterback Sam Darnold went right, while Griffin moved to his left. The defense followed the quarterback, who simply threw back across the field to a waiting Griffin who was wide open, and waltzed into the end zone with a pair of linemen to protect him.

2019 Week 13 vs CIN (7 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)

Griffin caught four of his five balls in the first half and then was relegated to trying to help the putrid offensive line.

2019 Week 14 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Griffin, like LeVeon Bell, was ill last week but was able to play. Unfortunately after his one catch, he rolled his ankle and left the game. He was marked as a "Did Not Practice" Monday. Though the Jets didn't practice as a team, they are required to mark whether he would have and clearly the ankle is bad enough top where he couldn't have.

2018 Week 1 vs NE (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ryan Griffin is the primary tight end and even though he had zero receptions during the game, he was wide open on four of those targets in which Watson delivered poor passes. The most egregious one was when Griffin was 1-on-1 with a safety, had him beat to the end zone and Watson threw a inaccurate pass no where close for Griffin to make a play. Griffin had golden chances to make plays but was let down by Watson who couldn't deliver.

2018 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)

The Texans primarily tight end, Griffin better start handling his other duties outside of receiving the ball better or his playing time is going to be cut into. Griffin did have 2 receptions for 44 yards and had a long for 32. The Texans tight end group has been hit or miss but part of the issue is Watson not getting them the football. Griffin has been open more times than not but being a liability in blocking situations is not helping his cause which might cause the rookies of Thomas and Akins to start taking some of his time on the field.

2018 Week 5 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)

It is was the first game in sometime a tight end has been really involved in a game plan but part of that might have been lower targets to Will Fuller. Griffin did a solid job of finding spots on in the defense and extending drives for the offense. He had receptions for 12, 11, 10 and 8 to notch first downs, he also missed a tough catch in the end zone that went right through his hands on tight coverage. Also, if Watson would have let a play develop in the red zone, there could have been an easy pitch and catch for a touchdown.

2018 Week 14 vs IND (5 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)

The Texans tight end group is waking up and Ryan Griffin was the primary target today for Deshaun Watson. Griffin had key catches picked up some drive extending plays. He did majority of his work under the 9 yard range but his big play came on a 47 yard reception that saw Griffin hit the seam with Watson hitting him in stride for a long catch and run.

2017 Week 3 vs NE (6 / 5 / 61 / 1 rec)

Now the main target in the tight end group, Griffin is getting a chance to show how strong of a pass catcher he is. HE showed a nice catch and run on broken play for 35 yards and he was able to notch a touchdown reception on back shoulder throw in the back of the end zone for 12 yards. Griffin has always been a plus pass catcher and now with CJ Fiedorowicz on the shelf for at least 8 weeks, Griffin is getting his opportunity in a new look offense.

2017 Week 6 vs CLE (8 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)

Watson made Griffin his favorite target on Sunday but only completed 3 of those passes. Those three did go for 21, 18 and 13 to move the chains in key situations. What should be noted is that Watson is looking

2016 Week 3 vs NE (10 / 8 / 52 / 0 rec)

It was late but Ryan Griffin was a pass catching machine in the second quarter to late in the game due to Osweiler finally working underneath. His longest reception was for 11 yards but he was finding space in coverage underneath and getting the yards he could. Griffin did all of his work on underneath routes in the short areas (10 yards or less) on the field. This one one of the best games a Texans tight end has had in some time and it should be a staple of the offense. Osweiler is still learning to trust his tight end group and this could be the start to more production from the position.

2016 Week 4 vs TEN (5 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)

Not to be outdone, Ryan Griffin went to work and opened up the offense catching a well thrown ball from Osweiler for a 45-yard gain which he took down into the red zone. He also had reception for 6 and 3 yards and actually game the Texans some good looks in the middle of the field.

2016 Week 13 vs GB (6 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)

His opening drive fumble proved costly to open the game and it was after a 6 yard reception. Griffin did end up catching a touchdown pass for 6 yards that saw him get away with a push to get open in the corner of the end zone. He also had an 18 yard reception where he broke away from three Packers defenders.

2016 Week 14 vs IND (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

The other tight end is getting looks also and Ryan Griffin is posing small threats on the field. He had a 12 yard reception and a an 11 yard reception on 3 targets. Grifffin does majority o his damage down the field and when he gets into the second level, good thing occur. He is the tight end that the Texans use to stretch the field and he can get into the secondary when needed.

2016 Week 15 vs JAX (8 / 8 / 85 / 0 rec)

No C.J. Fiedorowicz proved big for Ryan Griffin who had 8 receptions on the day. Griffin was able to show his ability to stretch the field and his two longest receptions for the game were 23 and 18 when he was able to eat up yards after the catch. Griffin worked underneath and had catches for 8 three times where he fit into zones between Jaguars coverage. He was in sync with Savage the entree game an it proved to be vital for Savage's success.

2016 Week 18 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Griffin started at tight end and was the primary targets on the opening drive catching 3 passes for 29 yards. His longest reception was for 13 yards and he continued to work Malcolm Smith in coverage. After the first drive, Griffin did not get many looks but it is clear they like Griffin in the pass catching role.

2016 Week 19 vs NE (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Griffin was quiet in this game after playing a larger role in the wild card win over the Raiders.

2015 Week 1 vs KC (4 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

The third year tight end received the start today and had one reception in the middle of the field for 18 yards. He received plenty of work on the field for the offense but it appears his day was derailed with an MCL injury that will keep him out for a few games according to reports.

2015 Week 10 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

It was Griffin's first game back since week one of the season since straining his MCL and was a favorite target of the quarterbacks. The rust was evident after dropping a pass to open up the game and another one that would have been a first down that hit him right in the hands. Griffin did make up for it late in the game with two receptions of 15 yards. It is clear that he will be the featured tight end for the offense moving forward for the remainder of the season.

2015 Week 12 vs NO (5 / 4 / 72 / 1 rec)

It was the best game a Texans tight end has had in sometime. With two receptions over 20 yards, one for 21 and another for 37, that had a catch and run of 30 plus yards on a rub route. Griffin is showing why the Texans have waited on him all season to come off the injured reserve. He made an impressive touchdown reception on a broken play 10 yards when he avoided a defender and hurdled himself over the corner pylon, he was pass blocking to start the play and went with his instincts to get into the end zone.

2015 Week 13 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)

He is clearly becoming the go-to target in the passing game. With only three receptions on the day, Griffin's touchdown catch came on a 8 yard toss. He chipped in with receptions of 14 and 7 yards late in the game but it is clear they want to get Griffin involved more to balance out the offense.

2015 Week 14 vs NE (6 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

His one catch of 20-yards was a his highlight of the game. He got to the middle of the field wide open and Hoyer hit him in stride for a solid catch and run. Majority of the game, Griffin was plagued with drops. He was wide open on two throws that would have been 20 plus yards a catch but failed to haul in the pass. He got his hands on both passes but had one bounce loose when he hit the ground and had the other fall out of his hands after a defender chopped down on his arm. Griffin's drops have plagued him since he returned from the injured reserve.

2015 Week 15 vs IND (2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

It was a quiet day for the Texans tight end and he had a 22-yard reception from Yates to set up a field goal attempt. He also drew a key pass interference call for a 22-yard gain to set up the Strong touchdown.

2015 Week 17 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Griffin has struggled catching the football since coming back from his knee injury but that was put to rest against the Jaguars. Griffin showed his hands on tough passes thrown in one on one coverage. He has a three receptions where he had to extend using his hands where the ball was placed where he could only catch it. Receptions of 7 and 8 yards helped the Texans move the chains but he had a nice 12 yard reception in the middle of the field beating one on one coverage to extend a drive.

2013 Week 6 vs STL (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Griffin saw the field in place of the injured Owen Daniels. However, his only reception came late in the fourth quarter with the game already decided. He caught a second pass underneath a few plays later.

2013 Week 10 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)

Griffin wasn't targeted in the first quarter, but he caught a touchdown with his first target in the second quarter. After play action, Griffin was wide open in the back of the end zone for an easy score.

2013 Week 12 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)

Early in the third quarter, Griffin gave the Texans a spark on offense they were desperate for. Griffin ran streaight down the seam and caught a perfect pass from Keenum for a big gain.

2013 Week 14 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Griffin had one reception early, but couldn't locate a pass down the seam. In the second quarter he caught his first pass over the middle of the field for a first down. Griffin made a sliding catch for nine yards in the fourth quarter that was negated by a penalty.

2013 Week 15 vs IND (6 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)

With both Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham absent, Griffin got his opportunity. He didn't exactly seize it early on as he didn't see the football until late in the second quarter. His first reception was very impressive. He converted a third and 10 by running a deep crossing route before making a tough catch with a defender on his back. Two plays later Griffin ran a crisp double move underneath to get another first down over the middle of the field. Griffin was proving to be a reliable replacement for Graham, as he converted a second and four late in the second quarter over the middle of the field again. Griffin caught another first down pass late in the fourth quarter by the sideline. Even though the game was over, Griffin was still putting in effort as he fought forward for another first down reception a few plays later. On review, Griffin lost the first down, but it was still an impressive play.

2013 Week 16 vs DEN (5 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)

The Texans have a tight end factory hidden away somewhere. Just like Garrett Graham did before him for Owen Daniels, Griffin seamlessly slot into the offense and continued to produce with the targets that went his way. His biggest reception came early in the third quarter when he showed impressive athleticism to get to the sideline on a deep crossing route.

2013 Week 17 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)

Griffin's first target didn't come until late in the first quarter. He ran a deep out route over the middle of the field for a first down. It wasn't an exceptionally accurate pass from Schaub, so Griffin did well to come down with the football. His next target was intercepted as Schaub forced an inaccurate pass to him down the seam. Griffin couldn't really be blamed for his quarterback's poor play. When Schaub did give him good service, he showed off good hands and somewhat impressive athleticism working in space.