Fullback Boomer Grigsby doesn’t know if his run in the NFL is over after being waived-injured by the Texans on Tuesday. Much will be determined by how fast his high ankle sprain heals and what is the outcome of settlement talks with the Texans.
Grisgby has five days to reach a financial settlement with Houston, a settlement that could allow Houston to re-sign him when he is healthy. If no agreement is reached, the Texans will not have the ability to re-sign Grigsby after he has been medically cleared.
Grigsby said his injury could take six to eight weeks to heal, so he isn’t sure if there will be a job available once he is ready. However, he said he is motivated to get another shot because things were going so well with the Texans.
“This really lit a fire under me,” Grigsby said Tuesday afternoon, shortly after he was told he was waived. “I thought I was having my best camp ever.”
Grigsby was working as the No. 2 fullback behind Vonta Leach and was involved with nearly all specials teams unit. He said he was emotionally down because things were going so well. But he credited the Texans for handling his situation with class, claiming coach Gary Kubiak and GM Rick Smith were professional and straight with him about why he was being released.
The Texans signed FB Jonathan Evans to replace Grigsby.
— Steve Wyche