Houston activates TE Ryan Griffin from injured reserve

Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin (84) avoids the tackle of Denver Broncos defensive back Charles Mitchell (41) to run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Texans defeated the Broncos 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Isaiah J. Downing USA TODAY Sports

Texans tight end Ryan Griffin, who has been out since spraining his medial collateral ligament Week 1, was activated from short-term injured reserve on Sunday in advance of Houston's Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a corresponding more, the Texans announced the release backup offensive lineman Eric Kush to make room for Griffin.

Griffin's return once again gives Houston three tight ends on the roster. The three-year veteran will provide depth behind Garrett Graham and C.J. Fiedorowicz.

The 25-year-old Griffin had one catch for 18 yards before being injured in Houston's season-opening loss to Kansas City.