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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 31 0.0 0 0 0

Top Kenneth Murray News

  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Absent from OTAs

    Murray (ankle) wasn't on the field at OTAs on Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Murray's absence isn't a surprise after undergoing ankle surgery in early April. He dealt with a bad ankle for the majority of last season, which significantly limited his output compared to his rookie campaign in 2020. Murray isn't expected to take part in OTAs, while his status for training camp still is unknown.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Likely out for OTAs

    Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Murray (ankle) likely will miss all of OTAs, and the linebacker's status for the start of training camp currently is unknown, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Murray dealt with an ankle issue last preseason and later spent six weeks on injured reserve due to another ankle issue, but he opted to avoid surgery initially. However, after experiencing discomfort trying to ramp up his offseason activities, the 2020 first-round pick underwent a procedure on his left ankle at the beginning of April to address the lingering issues. After registering 107 stops during his rookie campaign, Murray posted just 31 tackles across 11 appearances last year. A healthy Murray could be a difference maker for the Chargers defense, which struggled mightily against the run in 2021.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Recovering from ankle surgery

    Murray underwent a procedure on his left ankle Thursday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Murray dealt with an ankle issue last preseason and spent later spent six weeks on injured reserve due to another ankle concern. In a post on social media Friday, he explained that he sustained the second injury in practice two days before a Week 4 matchup with the Raiders. The 2020 first-round pick ended up recording 31 tackles in 11 appearances during the 2021 season after opening his career with 107 stops as a rookie. Following his second campaign, the Chargers' medical team recommended that he stay off the ankle for 8-to-10 weeks, but while ramping up his activity recently it still was bothersome, and surgery was ordered up. Considering the timing, Murray likely will be healthy by the time training camp opens in late July.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Returns from COVID list

    Murray (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Murray landed on the COVID list last week but has since cleared the NFL protocols. He missed Sunday's win over Denver but should be back on the field for the Chargers in Week 18.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Lands on COVID list

    Murray (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Murray is now in danger of missing Sunday's matchup with the Broncos while going through the health and safety protocols. Nick Niemann could be more involved as a reserve inside linebacker for the Chargers should Murray remain unavailable this weekend.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Set to return Sunday

    Murray (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

    The 2020 first-round pick hasn't played since injuring his ankle back in Week 3. Murray should immediately slide into one of the starting linebacker spots opposite Drue Tranquill, but perhaps more crucially the return of the second-year linebacker theoretically could improve a run defense that has been thoroughly decimated ever since Murray's injury. That concept will be put to the test Sunday against Dalvin Cook and a tough Minnesota offense.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Returns to practice Wednesday

    Murray (ankle) was able to practice for the Chargers on Wednesday and has been designated to return from injured reserve, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Murray is now eligible to get activated to the Chargers' active roster sometime within the next three weeks. Once activated, Drue Tranquill and Nick Niemann will likely see fewer opportunities. Expect the Chargers to stick with Tranquill starting at left inside linebacker until Murray is fully healthy.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Not close to return

    Coach Brandon Staley said Murray (ankle) isn't expected to return this week against New England, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Murray is eligible to return from injured reserve this week, but he's expected to miss some additional time. Drue Tranquill (chest) sat out the loss to the Ravens before the Chargers' Week 7 bye and is likely to reclaim the starting role Sunday against the Patriots.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Placed on IR

    The Chargers placed Murray (ankle) on injured reserve Monday.

    Murray had to be carted off the field during Saturday's practice and was quickly ruled out for Monday's contest against the Raiders. The 22-year-old linebacker has totaled 19 tackles and one fumble recovery through the first three weeks of the season. In his absence, Drue Tranquill and Nick Niemann are the most likely candidates for increased snaps.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Ruled out Monday

    Murray (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raiders.

    Murray had to be carted off the field during Saturday's practice, and his ankle injury will prevent him from suiting up in Week 4. Nick Niemann and Drue Tranquill will likely see additional playing time while the 22-year-old is sidelined.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Picks up ankle injury Saturday

    Murray (ankle) is questionable for Monday's contest against the Raiders, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Daniel Popper of The Athletic reported that Murray needed to be carted off the field during Saturday's practice. The 22-year-old linebacker has totaled 19 tackles and one fumble recovery through the first three weeks of the season. Drue Tranquill and Nick Niemann are the most likely candidates to see increased snaps if Murray is forced to miss Monday's contest.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Finishes game despite injury

    Murray finished Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys with seven tackles (five solo).

    Murray briefly left the game with an ankle injury but managed to return and compile seven tackles. The 2020 first-round pick hasn't been a major playmaker since coming out of college, but Murray has solidified the middle linebacker position that has routinely been an area of issue for the Chargers in recent seasons.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Returns to Sunday's contest

    Murray (ankle) was listed as questionable, but he has returned to action, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The Chargers received good news, as the 2020 first-round pick quickly returned to action. The 22-year-old registered nine tackles in the season opener and will likely continue that pace as long as he stays healthy this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Missouri City, TX
Age: 23
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 3