Concussions cause Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz to retire

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has retired after suffering three concussions last season.

The Texans added Fiedorowicz, 26, to the reserve/injured list on Wednesday.

Last August, the Texans signed Fiedorowicz to a three-year, $22 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Texans reworked Fiedorowicz's contract when he retired.

When the Texans signed Fiedorowicz to the extension, they included a de-escalator that would reduce his base salary by $2.8 million if he were to be cut or retire due to a pre-existing condition such as a concussion.

Fiedorowicz suffered his first concussion of the 2017 in training camp and his second in the Texans' season opener. He was placed on injured reserve in early September but returned to the active roster in Week 10. Three weeks later, Fiedorowicz left a game against the Tennessee Titans with a concussion and was placed on IR again.

While Fiedorowicz was on injured reserve at the beginning last season, the Texans primarily relied on tied ends Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson. Griffin also suffered two concussions last season and was placed on injured reserve in November.

Fiedorowicz, a third-round pick in 2014, finishes his career with 89 receptions for?881 yards and 6 touchdowns in 51 regular-season games.