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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
3-1-0 8-4-0
3-2-0 7-6-0
2-2-0 2-10-0
0-3-0 2-10-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 63 0.0 0 1 0

Top Christian Kirksey News

  • 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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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Listed as questionable

    Kirksey (thumb) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Kirksey recorded eight tackles (four solo) in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals. However, he also came out of the contest with a fractured thumb. The 29-year-old practiced in limited fashion for consecutive days to close out the week and is looking like a game-time decision.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Fractures thumb Sunday

    Coach David Culley said Kirksey fractured his thumb during Sunday's contest against the Cardinals, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Despite the injury, Kirksey totaled eight tackles (four solo) during the Texans' Week 7 matchup with the Cardinals. If Kirksey is forced to miss time, Kamu Grugier-Hill will likely see increased snaps during the 29-year-old's absence.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Leading tackler

    Kirksey compiled 12 total tackles and a pass defended in a 25-22 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

    Kirksey's 12 tackles (six solo) were a season- and team-best figure. As an every-down safety for the Texans, Kirksey has a solid weekly floor as an IDP play. In Week 6, Kirksey and the Texans will travel to take on divisional foe Indianapolis.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Productive in blowout loss

    Kirksey had seven tackles (four solo) and one pass breakup during Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Bills.

    Kirksey boasts 29 total tackles through the first four weeks of the season. His weekly floor for tackles makes him a reliable weekly IDP asset. In Week 5, the Texans are slated to face off against New England.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Costly penalty in Week 3 loss

    Kirksey totaled 10 tackles (seven solo) in Thursday's 24-9 loss to the Panthers.

    It was a busy night for Houston's linebacker corps, as Kirksey's tackle total was bested by Zach Cunningham's 14. Kirksey's solid performance was marred by an ill-advised unnecessary roughness penalty for helmet-to-helmet contact on sliding quarterback Sam Darnold. That play turned what would have been a 3rd-and-6 into a Carolina first down, and the Panthers went on to cap that drive with a touchdown to take a 14-6 third-quarter lead.

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  • Texans' Christian Kirksey: Records INT in win

    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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Player Bio

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