Christian Kirksey

#58 LB / Houston Texans / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 235 lb Age: 29 College: Iowa Bye 10

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  • Kirksey recorded six tackles (five solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars. Kirksey accounted for No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence's third interception of Week 1. Last year with the Packers, Kirksey posted 77 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions across 11 games. He'll have major IDP upside if he can stay healthy, especially with the number of negative game scripts the Texans should face moving forward.

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  • The Packers cut Kirksey (undisclosed) on Friday after a failed physical, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. While it was previously unknown why Kirksey was released, it's been confirmed that the linebacker was let go with a failed physical designation. Kirksey -- who logged 77 tackles in 11 games last season -- will now aim to continue his NFL career elsewhere during the 2021 campaign.

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  • Kirksey was released by Green Bay on Friday. Kirksey suited up in 11 games with the team during the 2020 season, posting 77 tackles (46 solo), two interceptions, two sacks and four pass breakups. The team seemed to favor Krys Barnes over the veteran toward the end of the campaign. Kirksey will now aim to find a new NFL home for the 2021 season.

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  • Kirksey recorded a sack and an interception across 12 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Titans. Kirksey played limited snaps Sunday night but was still able to make a huge impact, as the veteran recorded his first sack and second interception in a Packers' uniform. From Week 10 through Week 15, Kirksey was averaging over 62 snaps per game, but it appears Green Bay is now favoring Krys Barnes for the time being.

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  • Kirksey posted seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Jaguars. Kirksey returned to action after six weeks on IR with a pectoral injury, and he played every defensive snap and led the team in tackles. His starting job should be secure even when Krys Barnes returns from the reserve/COVID-19 list, too. Kirksey is an intriguing IDP play, as he's piled up 31 tackles in his three non-injury-shortened games.

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WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 JAC 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
2 @CLE 4.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
3 09/23 Carolina Panthers 26
4 10/03 @Buffalo Bills 17
5 10/10 New England Patriots 9
6 10/17 @Indianapolis Colts 18
7 10/24 @Arizona Cardinals 15
8 10/31 Los Angeles Rams 2
9 11/07 @Miami Dolphins 32
10 BYE - -
11 11/21 @Tennessee Titans 13
12 11/28 New York Jets 6
13 12/05 Indianapolis Colts 18
14 12/12 Seattle Seahawks 3
15 12/19 @Jacksonville Jaguars 28
16 12/26 Los Angeles Chargers 8
17 01/02 @San Francisco 49ers 24
18 01/09 Tennessee Titans 13

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