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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

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 73 1 0 0 0.0

Top Eric Murray News

  • Texans' Eric Murray: Lands two-year extension

    Murray agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract extension with the Texans on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Murray has spent the last two years in Houston, and he's had the best two seasons of his career with the Texans. He appeared in 16 games last year and recorded 76 tackles (48 solo), an interception and four pass defenses. The 28-year-old is in line to serve as a starting safety once again in 2022.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Restored from COVID list

    The Texans have activated Murray (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Murray will presumably slide back into his role as the team's starting safety for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Bound for COVID-19 list

    Murray tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday and will be placed on the Texans' reserve/COVID-19 list, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Murray, cornerback Lonnie Johnson and defensive linemen Roy Lopez and Jordan Jenkins are among the Texans who tested positive Thursday, bringing the organization's total number of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list or practice squad/COVID-19 list up to 22. Jonathan Owens is currently the only healthy safety on the roster, as Justin Reid is working his way back from a concussion and is uncertain to play Sunday against the Chargers. Murray will have a chance to come off the list ahead of the Week 16 contest if he's vaccinated and asymptomatic of the virus, but he faces a tight timeline to gain clearance.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Eight tackles in win

    Murray had eight tackles (four solo) and one pass deflection during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Jaguars.

    Over his last six games, Murray has accumulated 41 tackles and three pass deflections. The 27-year-old has carved out a sizeable role in the Texans' secondary this season, but his lack of turnovers makes him a low-upside fantasy option in IDP leauges.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Thrives in return to starting role

    Murray had 11 tackles and one pass defensed in Houston's 22-13 win over Tennessee in Week 11.

    Murray returned to a starting role last week after the Texans moved Lonnie Johnson from safety to cornerback. He was on the field for 94 percent of the defensive snaps and has played well recently, totaling 19 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception over the last two games. He was originally a starter at safety to start the season but got lost in the shuffle as defensive coordinator Lovie Smith searched for the right combination on the back end. It appears Murray and Justin Reid may be the most effective partners on the back end.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Promoted to starting safety

    Murray has been promoted to the role of starting strong safety, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Murray is taking the starting safety job from Lonnie Johnson, who is moving back to cornerback. Murray, who started for the Texans in the first three weeks of the season, was on the field for 69 defensive snaps Week 9 against Miami and recorded an interception. The veteran safety will resume his starting role after struggling late in 2020 and to start this season.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Not on injury report

    Murray is not listed on the Texans' practice estimate report.

    Murray's absence from Monday's report indicates he is good to go following the head injury he sustained during Week 2. Barring any setbacks, look for him to be ready to go for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Suffers head injury Sunday

    Murray (head) is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's contest.

    Murray suffered the injury during the first quarter of Week 2. If he is unable to return, expect Lonnie Johnson to see the majority of snaps at strong safety.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Clear of injury report

    Murray (leg) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    Murray sustained the injury during the preseason finale, but it was apparently a minor concern since he's absent from the injury report. The 27-year-old is poised to open the season as Houston's starter at strong safety.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Suffers minor injury Saturday

    Murray suffered a minor leg injury during Saturday's preseason contest against the Buccaneers, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

    Last year -- his first season with the Texans -- Murray appeared in 14 games and registered a career-high 71 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. He will likely be the starting strong safety for Houston in Week 1 of the regular season as long as his leg injury isn't too serious.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Returns from COVID list

    The Texans have activated Murray from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Murray wasn't able to play in the final two matchups of the regular season because of the league's COVID-19 protocols. While it is unclear whether the safety contracted the virus, he is now able to rejoin the Texans.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Heads to COVID-19 list

    Murray was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.

    Murray won't play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. This will be his first missed game of the season. Murray's produced a career-high 71 tackles through 14 games to go along with two sacks and two pass breakups. Jonathan Owens and A.J. Moore will cover for him at strong safety in Week 16.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Leads in tackles

    Murray recorded a team-high 11 tackles and two sacks on blitzes in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears.

    This was not the finest hour for the Texans defense, which allowed Mitch Trubisky and the Bears' offense to shred them. The sacks were the first of the season for Murray, who now has a career-high 66 tackles in 13 games.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Records seven tackles

    Murray had seven tackles in Thursday's 34-20 loss to the Chiefs in Week 1.

    Murray is part of a revamped secondary, which was a sore spot in 2019. The unit held up well considering Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was rarely under pressure. The issues on defense were an inability to stop the running game, limited pressure and missed tackles.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 28
School: Minnesota
Experience: 7