Texans starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz grew tired quickly of recuperating from his second concussion of the season and working out on his own.

It was an uncertain time for Fiedorowicz, one he's thrilled to put behind him as he's being activated Friday from injured reserve-designated to return. He's slated to make his return Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

"I feel great, my body feels good," Fiedorowicz said. "I stayed in shape. I'm ready to go for Sunday. No one wants to be on IR. It was a brutal eight weeks.

"You feel like you're kind of not part of the team. You're doing stuff on your own working on your own. It's not something I planned for, but I feel good. I'm out here ready to help the team."

Signed to a three-year, $21.5 million contract extension that included $10 million in guaranteed money prior to the regular season, Fiedorowicz had time to contemplate his health. That included meeting with a specialist in Pittsburgh and discussing the situation with his family.