Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has been limited in practice nursing a knee injury all week, however, he will be ready to go Sunday.
“He’s good to go, he practiced all week,” said Coach Bill O’Brien Thursday.
C.J. had one of the best games of his career in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans. He had 4 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown before hurting his knee on a field goal try in the second quarter. He would return to the game.
Next for the Texans is one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings allow an average of just 12.5 points per game, ranking second in the league.
Fiedorowicz knows that it is always a challenge to face such a stout defense especially when you aren’t able to get on the field every day you have to do what you can to get ready.
“Obviously a little more study, ” said Fiedorowicz, “A lot of mental reps.”
The Texan offense has their work cut out for them. They rank 29th in the NFL in points per game. Fiedorowicz is a component the offense can’t afford to be without in the toughest test of the season thus far.
Last season C.J. had 17 catches for 167 yards. He is on pace to surpass those numbers this year with 6 catches for 55 yards through 4 games.
“Coach O’Brien’s got a good game plan in. Whether it’s two tight ends or one tight end, I think he’s doing a job of getting everyone the ball and sharing it around,” Fiedorowicz said.
O’Brien took over play calling from offensive coordinator George Godsey before the game against Tennessee.