NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 2 1.0 0 0 0

Top Ross Blacklock News

  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Won't play Sunday

    Blacklock (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Lions.

    Blacklock missed Week 13 against the Jets due to an illness, but he did return to the practice field this week, while also shedding his injury designation. In his absence, James Lynch and Esezi Otomewo will likely be in line for increased opportunity.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Removed from injury report

    Blacklock (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Blacklock missed Sunday's game against the Jets as a result of an illness, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report suggests that he's healthy and ready to return to action this weekend versus the Lions. The 290-pounder will likely continue operating as a rotational piece on Minnesota's defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Sitting out Sunday

    Blacklock (illness) is inactive Sunday against the Jets.

    Blacklock's absence will weaken the Vikings' depth on the defensive line. His next chance to suit up will be Week 14 against the Lions.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Two QB hurries in Vikings debut

    Blacklock had two quarterback hurries in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Blacklock played on ten of the defense's 62 snaps, as he'll be a backup defensive tackle to begin the season. The 24-year-old racked up 36 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses in 14 games with Houston last season before being traded to Minnesota in August.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Traded to Vikings

    Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round pick were traded from the Texans to the Vikings on Tuesday in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick.

    Blacklock was selected by the Texans with the 40th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and appeared in 29 games over the last two seasons. The 24-year-old racked up 36 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses during his time with the Texans. Blacklock missed Houston's preseason finale with a groin issue but has presumably moved past the issue and could compete for a starting role on Minnesota's defensive line after Armon Watts was waived Tuesday.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Suffering from groin injury

    Blacklock (groin) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    While it's uncertain when Blacklock suffered this groin injury, the defensive tackle has been unable to practice since Tuesday. The 2020 second-round pick figures to see a key role on the Texans' defensive line this season as soon as he's healthy.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Dealing with leg injury

    Blacklock didn't practice Tuesday due to a leg injury, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    It's unclear when Blacklock suffered the injury, but he'll likely be sidelined for Thursday's preseason finale against San Francisco. The 2020 second-round pick appeared in 14 games last year, totaling 22 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble, and he'll likely garner a similar role in 2022.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Returns from COVID list

    Blacklock (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Blacklock has been sidelined nearly three weeks since testing positive for the virus, but he'll rejoin the team after clearing the health and safety protocols. The 2020 second-round pick should return to his rotational role on the defensive line now that he's back on the active roster.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Lands on COVID list

    Blacklock (illness) has been placed on the Texans' reserve/COVID list.

    Blacklock's addition to the COVID list is due to a positive test, per Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston. In his absence, Roy Lopez and Jaleel Johnson will be the primary candidates to provide depth at defensive tackle.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Experiences drop in playing time

    Blacklock played just seven snaps in Week 15's 27-20 loss to the Colts.

    With the Texans out of the playoff hunt, Blacklock, a 2020 second-round pick, should be getting developmental playing time, but his performance was lacking last week, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Blacklock typically plays between 15 and 20 snaps per game, but he was knocked around by Colts' blockers early on and finished with no statistics.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Increased playing time Week 9

    Blacklock is expected to get more playing time Week 9 against Jacksonville, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Interim head coach Romeo Crennel acknowledged Blacklock, a second-round draft pick in 2020, and rookie outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard could see more time this week. That may be partially due to three defensive players contracting COVID-19, but also because the 1-6 Texans need to develop young talent during a season that's spun out of control.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Records first tackle for loss

    Blacklock played a season-high 32 percent of defensive snaps and recorded his first tackle for a loss in the Week 6 loss to the Titans.

    Blacklock, Houston's top draft pick in 2020, has played in all but one game and has recorded four tackles. The second-round pick was held out of the Pittsburgh game for disciplinary reasons. At 1-5, the Texans outwardly state the season is about winning as many games as possible, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, but they could eventually use the disappointing season to develop rookies.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Ejected from loss to Ravens

    Blacklock was ejected from Sunday's 33-16 loss to Baltimore, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Blacklock was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the fourth quarter and ejected. The rookie second-round pick recorded one tackle before leaving the field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 307 lbs
Birthplace: Missouri City, TX
Age: 24
School: TCU
Experience: 3