AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 93 0.0 0 1 0

Top Christian Kirksey News

  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Leading tackler in finale

    Kirksey had eight tackles, two for a loss, and one pass defensed in the 28-25 loss to Tennessee in Week 18.

    Kirksey was one of several defensive players on one-year deals that increased his market value. He tied for second on the team with 93 tackles over 13 games. Kirksey missed time during the middle of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured thumb. Once he returned, the eighth-year linebacker recorded 37 tackles, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery over the final five games. Kamu Grugier-Hill, another linebacker working on a on a one-year contract, was the only Texan to finish with more tackles. Like Grugier-Hill, Kirksey enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, and the Texans are expected to make an effort to bring back both.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Returns from COVID list

    Kirksey was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Kirksey's return will be a boost to the Texans' defense after he missed their Week 15 matchup with Jacksonville. The veteran has barely missed a snap this season when healthy, recording 73 tackles (44 solo), six passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 10 games. He'll look to add to those numbers Sunday against the Chargers.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Lands on COVID list

    Kirksey (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    It's unclear whether Kirksey tested positive for the virus, but he'll be sidelined until he clears the health and safety protocols regardless. Kamu Grugier-Hill (illness) is also in the protocols, leaving the Texans short on depth at linebacker.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Leads team in stops

    Kirksey had 10 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Seahawks.

    Kirksey led the Texans in tackles as he played every defensive snap for the seventh time this season. Through ten games, the veteran is second on the team in tackles with 77 (44 solo) while also pacing Houston with six passes defended.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Marks return with solid performance

    Kirksey recorded seven tackles (five solo), one pass defended, and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Colts.

    Kirksey, one day removed from his return off injured reserve, registered one of his better performances of the year while playing nearly every defensive snap for Houston. The linebacker has now recorded at least one pass defended in five of nine games and sits at a career high of six on the season. Kirksey should continue to put up solid numbers given his prominent all-around role for the Texans defense.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Activated by Texans

    Kirksey (thumb) has been activated from injured reserve by the Texans ahead of Sunday's game versus the Colts, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    Kirksey returned to practice earlier in the week and had a 21-day window to be activated. It did not take long, and he will now be ready to suit up after recovering from a fractured thumb in Week 7.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Eligible to return

    Kirksey (thumb) was designated to return from IR on Thursday.

    Kirksey will resume practicing, and the Texans have 21 days to officially activate him. If the fractured thumb he suffered in Week 7 is no longer giving him trouble, Kirksey could return to the field as soon as Sunday against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Placed on injured reserve

    Kirksey (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Kirksey fractured his thumb in Week 7 against the Cardinals and ended up playing in Week 8 against the Rams. He was unable to practice this week, however, and was declared out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins on Friday. Kirksey will undergo surgery and will be eligible to return to the roster as soon as Week 13, when the Texans host the Colts on Dec. 5. Meanwhile, the newly acquired Eric Wilson could be a candidate to fill Kirksey's starting role at linebacker.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Will not play Sunday

    Kirksey (thumb) will not play Sunday against the Dolphins.

    Kirksey was able to play Sunday against the Rams after being questionable with a fractured thumb he received in the Texans' Week 7 game against the Cardinals. Despite playing Sunday, Kirksey was unable to log a practice this week. In his absence, Kamu Grugier-Hill will likely step into a larger role.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Playing against Rams

    Kirksey (thumb) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    The 28-year-old recorded eight tackles (four solo) in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals, and while he practiced on a limited basis earlier this week, he was deemed healthy enough to be active. Kirksey has 51 tackles, five passes defended, one interception and one recovered fumble this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 235 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 29
School: Iowa
Experience: 8