A brutal 2017 featuring three concussions caused C.J. Fiedorowicz to mull retirement, and it looks like the veteran tight end will follow through with it.
The Texans placed Fiedorowicz on the reserve/retired list on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fiedorowicz signed a Texans extension last year but suffered three concussions and ended the season on IR.
This would have been Fiedorowicz’s fifth season. He enjoyed a breakout year during Brock Osweiler‘s lone season in Houston in 2016, hauling in 54 passes for 559 yards and four touchdowns en route to a new contract.
In each of his additional three seasons, the former third-round pick out of Iowa didn’t surpass 200 air yards. Of course, he was on track to do so last season but was sidetracked by head injuries that limited him to just five games.
Houston also adjusted the 26-year-old tight end’s contract, which was a three-year, $22MM extension with $10.1MM guaranteed. Fiedorowicz renegotiated his signing bonus as a result of this decision, and instead of his deal representing a $5.165MM cap hold, it will now count $1.676MM against the Texans’ 2018 cap.
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