The first On the Fringe Player to be off the fringe, fullback Boomer Grisgby, checked in Friday from Las Vegas, where he is rehabilitating a high-ankle sprain that caused him to be waived-injured by Houston just more than a week ago. Grigsby reached an injury settlement this week with the Texans, which he described as “good.” He also received some encouraging news that Houston will consider re-signing him when he’s healthy.

“No guarantees,” Grigsby said about the Texans’ bringing him back.

According to rules of the settlement, Houston can re-sign him after six weeks of reaching the settlement, but Grigsby can sign with another team before then. The key for Grigsby is to get healthy. He was told the average recovery time from his type of injury was about 55 days. Grigsby plans to rehab in Vegas before heading to Arizona, where he lives in Scottsdale with Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, to continue his rehab.

Grigsby plans to keep us abreast of his progress in our ongoing series and with Grigsby, you can bet his reports will be entertaining.

— Steve Wyche