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AFC Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 7-10-0
0-6-0 4-13-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 92 0.0 1 0 0
Post Season 10 0.0 0 0 0

Top Zach Cunningham News

  • Titans' Zach Cunningham: Stacks up six stops

    Cunningham had six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 34-3 win over the Dolphins.

    Cunningham has accumulated 16 tackles in his last three appearances, while playing at least 60 percent of defensive snaps in each contest. He will get a chance to face his former team to close out the regular season, with a Week 18 road matchup in Houston on deck.

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  • Titans' Zach Cunningham: Six stops in debut

    Cunningham had six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Steelers.

    Cunningham, who was waived by the Texans, was claimed off waivers by the Titans ahead of Week 14. However, he didn't make his debut until Week 15 and played just 64 percent of the team's defensive snaps. If Cunningham can carve out a larger role with his new team, then he may be worthy of fantasy consideration in deeper leagues due to his consistent tackling production. The 27-year-old totaled 67 tackles across 10 appearances for Houston this season.

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  • Titans' Zach Cunningham: Tennessee debut will have to wait

    Cunningham (coach's decision) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars, Mike Glennon of SI.com reports.

    Cunningham was claimed off waivers from the Texans on Thursday, but the Titans likely want to give the linebacker more time to familiarize himself with his new scheme and teammates before putting him on the field. With fellow inside linebacker David Long sidelined by a hamstring injury, Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans will likely start for Tennessee.

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  • Titans' Zach Cunningham: Scooped by Titans

    The Titans claimed Cunningham off waivers from the Texans on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Though he signed a four-year, $58 million extension just over 15 months ago and was coming off a season in which he tallied a career-high 164 tackles to go with three sacks, Cunningham fell out of favor with Houston's new regime in 2021. He was benched for the first quarter of the Texans' Week 2 loss in Cleveland due to tardiness issues, and Houston made him a healthy inactive for disciplinary reasons in the team's 31-0 loss to the Colts in Week 13. Recent reports have indicated that Cunningham's most recent infraction was a missed COVID-19 test, and the Texans' decision to waive him Wednesday suggested the relationship between player and team was beyond repair. Though the Titans will have to absorb the remaining money on his deal, Cunningham should give his new team a major lift at inside linebacker, where Tennessee has struggled with injuries this season.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Time in Houston over

    The Texans will waive Cunningham on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Cunningham was held out of the team's Week 13 loss to the Colts for disciplinary reasons, although the exact details behind the Texans' decision to make him inactive aren't completely clear. The 27-year-old linebacker played 100 percent of the Texans' defensive snaps over the last three weeks and recorded at least eight tackles in each game. Cunningham signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension in August 2020, a prohibitive deal that could make any team reluctant to claim him off waivers. Assuming he clears waivers, however, Cunningham should command plenty of interest around the league when he'll be eligible to sign a more team-friendly deal.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Won't face Colts

    Cunningham (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Colts, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    Cunningham is being held out of the game for disciplinary reasons, though the exact details are unclear. His absence will leave a big void in the Texans' linebacker corps, as Cunningham has played 100 percent of defensive snaps in five games this season. He's also recorded at least eight tackles in each of his last three contests.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Another solid performance

    Cunningham totaled eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Jets.

    Cunningham has now recorded eight-plus tackles in his last three contests, giving him 67 total tackles on the year. The 26-year-old is now only one tackle behind Kamu Grugier-Hill for the team lead. The linebacker is in for a tough test Sunday as he faces the best statistical running back this season, Jonathan Taylor, however, this matchup provides more tackling opportunities for Cunningham.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Back from COVID list

    Cunningham (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Cunningham was placed on the COVID list last week as a close contact and missed Sunday's loss to Buffalo, but he's since cleared the health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old should return to his every-down role for the Texans at inside linebacker.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Eyes Week 5 return

    Cunningham (undisclosed) was placed in COVID-19 protocols Friday, but he was deemed a close contact and could return by Week 5 if he continues to test negative, Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 reports.

    Cunningham will likely be ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bills, but he should have a chance to return against the Patriots in Week 5 if he continues to test negative. The 26-year-old linebacker has totaled 27 tackles through the first three weeks of season, including a season-high 14 against the Panthers during Week 3.

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  • Texans' Zach Cunningham: Placed on COVID list

    Cunningham (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

    The timing of the move all but rules Cunningham out for Sunday's game against Buffalo, and there's no guarantee he'll come off the list in time to dress for Houston's Week 5 game against the Patriots. Cunningham's absence will make it even harder for the heavy underdog Texans to upset the Bills, as he's coming off a 14-tackle Week 3 performance.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Pinson, AL
Age: 27
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 6