|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 225 lb.|
|Born:||March 4, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / UDFA|
Griffin (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Griffin ended last season on the Saints' 53-man roster and recorded one reception for four yards in three contests. He also recorded his first NFL touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. He will now look to make a full recovery as his focus shifts to the 2020 season.
Griffin is under contract with the Saints through 2020, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: Undrafted back in 2016, the 24-year-old tight end spent most of the past three seasons on the New Orleans practice squad, making just three regular-season appearances in the process. He was called up to the 53-man roster for the playoffs, ultimately handling a key role in the NFC Championship Game after Ben Watson (illness) was ruled out and Josh Hill suffered a concussion. Griffin had a short touchdown catch in the loss, potentially setting the stage to compete for a larger role in 2019. Hill and Dan Arnold both remain under contract, while the 38-year-old Watson can become an unrestricted free agent if he doesn't retire. It is possible the Saints make a significant investment at tight end, as opposed to continuing their reliance on a committee of mediocre players.
Griffin signed a contract with the Saints on Saturday, Brett Martel of the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Griffin spent training camp with the Saints and now joins the 53-man roster for a potential playoff run. The 24-year-old had one reception for four yards in three games with New Orleans in 2017 and is unlikely to factor into the passing game.
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