Could C.J. Fiedorowicz return this season for the Texans?

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C.J. Fiedorowicz could provide a spark to an already explosive Houston Texans’ offense.

The Houston Texans received some good news on Wednesday when tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz returned to the practice field for the first time since suffering a concussion back in week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fiedorowicz ended up being placed on injured reserve since it was his second concussion within a one month span after suffering one during the preseason.

It looks like Fiedorowicz is getting closer to returning, since he was placed on IR with a designation to return and could play end up playing in a game in two weeks.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien had the following to say about Fiedorowicz, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"“He was out there today,” O’Brien said. “He looked pretty good.”"

The Texans just signed Fiedorowicz to a three-year, $21.5 million contract extension, with $10 million guaranteed this past summer. So you bet they want him to get back on the field as they look to repeat as AFC South champs.

So far this season tight end Ryan Griffin has done a pretty good job of filling in for Fiedorowicz, but rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has mostly been targeting his explosive corp of wide receivers that includes DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller V and Bruce Ellington.

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It would be interesting to see what kind of impact Fiedorowicz would have on the Texans’ offense if he does suit up again this season. In 2016 he caught 54 receptions for 559 yards and four touchdowns.

In his one and only game this season, Fiedorowicz hauled in four receptions for 46 yards. But that was before Watson took over as the starting quarterback.