Ryan Griffin

Chicago Bears
Tight End #84
Chicago Bears
Tight End #84

Ryan Griffin News

Links up with Chicago

Griffin is signing a one-year contract with the Bears, Mark Grote of WSCR Radio reports.

Analysis: Griffin has 67 career starts in 119 regular-season games but likely will fill a depth role with the Bears behind 2020 second-round pick Cole Kmet, who showed signs of progress in the second half of last season. Griffin, meanwhile, caught 27 of 42 targets for 261 yards and two TDs in 14 games (12 starts) for the Jets. He turned 32 earlier this offseason and has never reached 500 yards in a season.

Apr 8, 2022 10:01 AM EST

Let go by Jets

New York released Griffin on Monday, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Griffin's release comes as little surprise after the Jets brought in two tight ends in free agency in C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin who were both on track to slot in ahead of him on the depth chart. The Jets will clear $3 million in cap space by moving on from Griffin, who recorded 27 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns on 42 targets over 14 games in 2021.

Apr 4, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Lands on COVID list

Griffin (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Griffin was already on injured reserve and lost for the season due to a knee injury, so his placement on the COVID list won't impact the Jets' game plan this Sunday. Tyler Kroft remains in line to take over as New York's starting tight end.

Dec 24, 2021 2:51 PM EST

Shuttered for season

New York placed Griffin (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Griffin will miss the Jets' remaining three games of the season after sustaining the knee injury in New York's Week 15 loss to Miami. Though he's the only player on the Jets roster to record a catch in each of the team's first 14 games, Griffin's overall 27-261-2 receiving line didn't translate to much fantasy utility. His absence paves the way for Tyler Kroft to serve as the Jets' clear top tight end during the season's final stanza.

Dec 21, 2021 3:48 PM EST

Unlikely to play Week 16

Head coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Griffin is likely to sit out the team's Week 16 game against the Jaguars due to a knee injury, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Before the Jets formally rule Griffin out for Week 16, he'll undergo further tests on his knee over the next couple of days. He likely picked up the injury at some point during Sunday's loss in Miami, where he played a season-low 39 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps and finished with two receptions for 39 yards on two targets. Tyler Kroft, who made his return against the Dolphins after a five-game absence due to a lung laceration, should take on a larger share of the snaps at tight end Week 16.

Dec 20, 2021 12:49 PM EST

Another two-catch game

Griffin caught both of his targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Fellow tight end Tyler Kroft (lung) made his first appearance since Week 9 and totaled two catches for 35 yards, but Griffin didn't deviate from his typical production despite Kroft's presence. Then again, that typical production doesn't warrant much attention in fantasy.

Dec 19, 2021 5:28 PM EST

Two catches in latest quiet game

Griffin (ankle/knee) caught two of three targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 30-9 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Griffin rarely comes off the field due to New York's lack of healthy alternatives at tight end, but the high snap count rarely results in many targets. He hasn't reached 40 yards in a game this season, and Griffin has caught more than three passes only once, totaling four receptions against the Colts back in Week 9.

Dec 12, 2021 7:03 PM EST

Good to go Sunday

Griffin (ankle/knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Though Griffin was listed as questionable for the Week 14 contest, there wasn't much doubt about his status after he practiced fully Friday. Griffin has served as the Jets' clear top tight end since Tyler Kroft (chest) went on injured reserve Nov. 9, but he's typically served as little more than a tertiary option in the passing attack with four or fewer targets over the past four contests. However, Griffin could be in store for a spike in involvement in the offense Sunday, as the Jets recently placed their top two receivers on IR in Corey Davis (core muscle surgery) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps).

Dec 12, 2021 8:58 AM EST

Questionable despite full practice

Griffin (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Griffin's trending in the right direction, as he was able to log a full practice Friday after being limited Thursday and missing practice entirely Wednesday. Barring a setback, the starting tight end should suit up. With Trevon Wesco (ankle) ruled out, Kenny Yeboah is the Jets' only other available option at the position.

Dec 10, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Logs limited session

Griffin (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Griffin missed Wednesday's practice, so his upgrade to limited participation Thursday suggests that he's moving in the right direction in advance of Sunday's game against the Saints. The tight end will presumably have to practice fully Friday in order to avoid a Week 14 injury designation, however.

Dec 9, 2021 1:26 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Griffin (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: With Trevon Wesco also dealing with an ankle injury, the Jets' current healthy tight end options in advance of Week 14 action are Kenny Yeboah and Daniel Brown.

Dec 8, 2021 9:25 AM EST

Injures ankle Sunday

Griffin left Sunday's game against the Eagles with an ankle injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Prior to his departure from the contest, Griffin caught both of his targets for 15 yards and a TD. Next up for the Jets' TE looks in his absence are Kenny Yeboah and Daniel Brown.

Dec 5, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Three catches as Wilson returns

Griffin caught three of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over Houston.

Analysis: Griffin actually ranked second on the team in targets behind Elijah Moore. The one pass he didn't catch was the most important ball thrown Griffin's way, as Zach Wilson extended the play and delivered a well-placed ball to the back of the end zone, where Griffin was unable to come down with a difficult but makeable catch. The veteran tight end plays a consistent but relatively minor role.

Nov 28, 2021 8:07 PM EST

Three catches in loss

Griffin caught three of four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Griffin set a season high in receiving yards, which means he's yet to break 40 in a game this season. He's one of the league's least exciting starting tight ends, both in fantasy and on the gridiron.

Nov 21, 2021 4:39 PM EST

One catch in Week 10 loss

Griffin caught one of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Griffin has caught more than one pass only once in his last seven games. Despite his spot atop the Jets' tight end depth chart, Griffin remains a rarely targeted option, regardless of who New York puts under center.

Nov 14, 2021 5:40 PM EST

Finds end zone after Kroft injury

Griffin caught four of seven targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 45-30 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Griffin took on a larger role after Tyler Kroft (chest) got hurt again, and Griffin actually capitalized on the extra opportunities for once. He set season highs in targets, catches and receiving yards while scoring his first touchdown since Week 11 of the 2019 season. Griffin's 13-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter cut New York's deficit to 19 points.

Nov 5, 2021 8:26 AM EST

One catch again in Kroft's return

Griffin caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Griffin split time with Tyler Kroft (back), who was back in action for the first time since Week 4. Kroft caught the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, while Griffin's still searching for his first touchdown of the season and hasn't caught more than one pass in a game since Week 2.

Nov 1, 2021 11:53 AM EST

One catch in Week 7

Griffin caught one of two targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 54-13 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: In case you needed more proof that Griffin's an afterthought regardless of Tyler Kroft's (back) health, here it is. Griffin has at least one catch in every game this season, but he's yet to eclipse 22 yards in a game or score a touchdown.

Oct 24, 2021 6:01 PM EST

Another start awaits

Griffin is expected to serve as the Jets' starting tight end Sunday against the Patriots with Tyler Kroft (back) ruled out for a third straight game.

Analysis: Griffin played more than 90 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps in the last game Kroft missed Week 5 against the Falcons, but the former drew just two targets in the contest. Another heavy snap count could be in the offing for Griffin on Sunday, but he'll likely remain a low-priority option in the New York passing game.

Oct 22, 2021 3:58 PM EST

One catch with Kroft out

Griffin caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: As expected, Tyler Kroft's (back) absence didn't lead to a significant increase in production for Griffin. Regardless of whether Griffin remains atop the Jets' tight end depth chart after the team's Week 6 bye, he'll be an afterthought for fantasy purposes.

Oct 11, 2021 10:28 AM EST

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