Undrafted free agent rookie Jack Corcoran, one of the few guys I thought stood a chance of making the big squad when he was originally signed, is back with the Texans today according to Nick Scurfield as Justin Griffith was placed on injured reserve due to a spinal cord concussion/contusion. Whatever that is, it sounds painful, so best of luck on the recovery to Mr. Griffith.
Griffith was brought on for a tryout during mini-camp as a veteran challenger to Vonta Leach, who wasn’t quite the same fullback we’ve become accustomed to the last few seasons in 2009. Corcoran, out of Rutgers, was widely considered to be one of the best blocking fullbacks in the draft before it went by without him being picked. Leach might not have an immediate challenger in camp now, unless Corcoran really shows the coaching staff something over the next couple of weeks.
The first roster cut-down is August 31st. A fuller update on today’s news out of camp is coming later tonight. This marks the second undrafted rookie free agent the Texans have brought back into camp due to injury in the first week, as Arkansas WR London Crawford was brought in for WR Glenn Martinez earlier. With Mario Williams, Owen Daniels, Xavier Adibi, and Zac Diles also missing a practice or more, the storyline of camp thus far has been injuries.