Kahale Warring

Kahale Warring

Tight End #87
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 252 lb.
College:San Diego State
Age:23
Born:March 23, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 3 (86)
Draft Team:HOU

Kahale Warring: Out until at least Week 9

Coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate evaluating Warring (undisclosed) for a return from IR until after the Texans' Week 8 bye, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Warring has been eligible to return from IR since early October, but it doesn't look as though he's yet very close to fully recovering from his undisclosed injury. The Texans will hope to get the second-year tight end back sometime in November.

October 21, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Closing in on return

Coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that Warring (undisclosed) could return from IR soon, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: O'Brien didn't state a specific timeline, but Warring can start practicing Wednesday and is eligible to return this Sunday against the Jaguars. If he does get cleared to play, he may enjoy a heightened role if top tight end Jordan Akins (concussion) is unavailable.

October 5, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Will be re-evaluated in three weeks

Coach Bill O'Brein said Wednesday that Warring (undisclosed) has "a couple of things going on injury-wise" and will be re-evaluated in three weeks, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: The Texans will take another look at Warring once he's eligible to return from IR in three weeks. The exact nature and severity of the second-year tight end's injuries remain undisclosed.

September 16, 2020 9:26 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Lands on IR

The Texans placed Warring (undisclosed) on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what Warring is dealing with, but he won't be eligible to return until Week 5. The Texans activated Pharaoh Brown to serve as the No. 3 TE going forward.

September 15, 2020 4:51 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Beats out Thomas

Warring made the Texans' 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Warring survived roster cut-down day while Jordan Thomas did not. He sat out his entire rookie season with a concussion, but the 6-foot-5 tight end with 4.67 speed in the 40-yard dash intrigues the Texans.

September 6, 2020 5:24 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Improves as a route runner

Coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that Warring (hamstring) "has improved and is a good route runner," Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Warring missed a handful of practices due to a hamstring injury earlier this month, but he looked good upon retaking the field Tuesday. The 2019 third-round pick spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve, but his 4.61 speed makes him an intriguing developmental option in Houston's crowded tight end corps.

August 27, 2020 7:18 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Working on side field

Warring didn't practice with the team due to a mild hamstring injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Head coach Bill O'Brien said Warring is "a little sore," and he doesn't expect the second-year tight end to miss much time. Warring -- a 2019 third-round pick -- has tough competition ahead to secure playing time behind Darren Fells, Jordan Akins and Jordan Thomas, so it's positive news that he should return to the field sooner than later. With a plethora of pass-catchers in Houston, Warring will need to carve out a role by proving his run-blocking abilities.

August 18, 2020 11:47 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Working with Watson

Warring has been working out with Deshaun Watson and other teammates, including Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Keke Coutee, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: A 2019 third-round pick with 4.61 speed, Warring suffered a hamstring injury and a concussion last August, ultimately spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve. He's presumably been healthy for a while now, preparing to compete for snaps in a tight end room that also includes Darren Fells, Jordan Akins and Jordan Thomas. The tough competition for targets extends to wide receiver, where the Texans have Cooks, and Cobb alongside Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. The 6-5, 252-pound Warring fits the TE prototype in terms of size and speed, but he wasn't especially productive at San Diego State (51-637-8 career receiving line) and doesn't have a clear path to steady volume in 2020.

June 11, 2020 7:06 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Prepping for 2020

Warring (concussion) spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve, but he regularly attended meetings and watched practices, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The third-round pick caught just 51 passes in three seasons at San Diego State, eventually vaulting to Day 2 of the 2019 draft on the basis of his impressive workout numbers, including a 4.61 40-yard dash and 36.5-inch vertical (at 6-5, 252 pounds). Warring then suffered a hamstring injury and a concussion in mid-August, and he was placed on injured reserve a few weeks later. He likely regained his health at some point during the season, but an IR stash was rather convenient for the Texans. With Warring, Jordan Akins (hamstring) and Jordan Thomas all under contract for at least two more seasons, it isn't clear if the team will make an honest effort to re-sign Darren Fells, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March and will then celebrate his 34th birthday in April.

January 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Not yet practicing

Warring (concussion) wasn't participating at practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Warring is now eligible to resume practicing for a potential return off injured reserve but he has yet to retake the field. It's unclear if the 22-year-old has cleared the concussion protocol since landing on IR prior to Week 1.

October 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Put on IR

The Texans placed Warring (concussion) on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Warring has been contending with a concussion since training camp, which held him out of all preseason action. With this move, he likely hasn't made many strides in the protocol for head injuries in the meantime. Both Warring and Jordan Thomas (ribs) were put on IR, which forced the Texans to ink veteran Logan Paulsen to bolster the tight end ranks.

September 2, 2019 2:23 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Not clear of concussion

Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that Warring remains in the concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Warring suffered the concussion a couple weeks ago and has yet to clear the concussion protocol. The rookie-third round pick was unable to play in any preseason games and has no clear timetable for his return.

August 30, 2019 9:45 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Still not practicing

Warring (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Warring remains in the concussion protocol due to a head injury suffered prior to Houston's first preseason game. When back to full health, the rookie third-round pick will resume competing for snaps with fellow tight ends Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

August 21, 2019 12:45 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Nursing concussion

Warring is in the concussion protocol Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Warring will need to fully clear the league-mandated protocol before appearing in preseason action. The rookie tight end is competing with Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells for meaningful snaps.

August 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Nursing hamstring injury

Warring suffered a hamstring injury during a joint practice with Green Bay, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The severity of Warring's injury is unclear at this point, but he hasn't been able to return to practice since. He'll need to regain his health soon to have a chance at making the 53-man roster.

August 11, 2019 5:54 PM EST

Kahale Warring: Removed from NFI list

Warring (undisclosed) was taken off the Texans' non-football injury list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Warring opened training camp on the NFI list, but now appears to have fully recovered from his unspecified strain. The rookie-third round pick will compete for snaps with Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

July 31, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Should be back soon

Coach Bill O'Brien expects Warring (undisclosed) to be ready for practice soon, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Warring opens training camp on the non-football injury list due to an unspecified strain he picked up during his personal workouts over the summer. The rookie third-round pick is an impressive athlete, but he'll have a hard time earning immediate snaps over Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

July 26, 2019 9:29 AM EST

Kahale Warring: Lands on NFI list

Warring (undisclosed) was placed on Houston's Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what the injury is that called for Warring's placement on the NFI list, as he didn't have an injury designation when the Texans selected him in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft in late April. The injury comes at an unfortunate time for the San Diego State product, as he battles Ryan Griffin and Jordan Thomas -- who each worked their way into Houston's passing attack by the end of last season -- for a consistent role in the offense.

July 21, 2019 2:20 PM EST

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