Texans place CJ Fiedorowicz on IR

Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Brock Osweiler during the first half of the team's NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

[UPDATE]: The Houston Texans will only have one active tight end against the Cincinnati Bengals after previously placing C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve.

The Houston Texans have placed tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve due to a concussion. The team has also activated wide receiver Jaelen Strong.

Fiedorowicz was a lone bright spot on offense for the Texans on Sunday, reeling in four passes for 46 yards. Houston was ransacked by the Jacksonville Jaguars defense en route to 10 sacks and a 29-7 loss.

Fiedorowicz had his breakout season in 2016, making 54 catches for 559 yards and four touchdowns after combining for 21 receptions, 195 yards and two scores in his first two seasons.

For his 2016 efforts, he was given a three-year extension on Aug. 31.

The Texans drafted Fiedorowicz with the No. 65 pick in the 2014 draft out of Iowa, where the tight end posted 84 catches for 830 yards and nine scores over his collegiate career.

Strong was inactive for Week 1 after he served a one-game suspension due to violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

“I’m just happy to be back, glad to be back with my teammates,” Strong told the Houston Chronicle. “It was a long week, but I’m glad to be back and glad to be back at work.”

Strong has yet to play an integral factor on offense, off a sophomore season in which he had 14 catches for 131 yards and no touchdowns. The former Arizona State player was drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft.

Off an embarrassing Week 1 loss at home to the divisional Jaguars, the Texans are on a short week as they’ll face the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

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