Jets activate TE Ryan Griffin from Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Ryan Griffin running after catch
Ryan Griffin running after catch

The Jets announced on Tuesday that tight end Ryan Griffin has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Griffin was originally placed on the list on December 23rd, forcing him to sit out during Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns.

The 30-year-old tight end had appeared in every game for the Jets this season prior to Sunday, but his production has taken a big step backwards from last season. In 2019, Griffin caught 34 passes for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, but in 2020 he’s been a non-factor as a receiver, catching just nine passes for 86 yards without a touchdown.

His snap count also decreased from 65 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps in 2019 to just 39 percent in 2020, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that Chris Herndon has been healthy enough to play in all 15 games for the Jets this season. Herndon dealt with both injuries and a suspension in 2019, allowing him to play in just one game.

Now that he’s been activated, Griffin should be good to go on Sunday when the Jets visit New England at 1:00 p.m.