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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Murray (neck) was able to participate fully in practice Wednesday. Murray was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Kansas City and ended up logging a season-low 45 percent of the Chargers' defensive snaps. Head coach Brandon Staley said Monday that Murray was dealing with a neck stinger, but the issue doesn't appear to be major considering his ability to practice in full Wednesday.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Dealing with stinger in neck

    Coach Brandon Staley said Monday that Murray has a stinger in his neck, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Staley also said Murray is doing better Monday after being forced out of the Chargers' loss versus Kansas City on Sunday night early, which suggests he may not need to miss any additional game time. If the 2020 first-rounder does miss time though, Kyle Van Noy would probably be in line for increased work.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Questionable to return

    Murray is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Kansas City due to a neck injury. Murray didn't record any counting stats prior to exiting Sunday's matchup in the third quarter. If he's unable to return, Nick Niemann is a candidate to see increased playing time.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Returns to game

    Murray (head) has returned to Sunday's game against San Francisco, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Murray was evaluated for a head injury in the first half of Sunday's game but returned to the field shortly before halftime. His presence among the Chargers' linebackers will be particularly impactful since Chris Rumph (knee) is inactive.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Possibility for camp

    Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said the hope is Murray (ankle) will be ready for training camp, Gavino Borquez of the team's official site reports. Murray missed the Chargers' offseason program after undergoing surgery in early April. The 2020 first-round pick dealt with the ankle issue last season, which significantly impacted his output. However, there's optimism that Murray will be fully participating in training camp, so he could be in store for a bounce-back campaign in his third NFL season.
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  • 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: 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: 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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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Cleared for opener

    Murray (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Heading into his second NFL season, Murray will start at inside linebacker once again. As a rookie, the Oklahoma product produced 107 tackles (68 solo), three pass breakups and a sack across 16 games.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: More tackle opportunities on tap

    Murray is expected to play more "downhill" in coach Brandon Staley's defensive scheme, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. The 2020 first-round pick registered 107 tackles and played in all 16 games during his rookie season, but it was almost viewed as a "down" campaign given the lofty expectations placed on Murray. Staley's new scheme is expected to feature the Oklahoma product heavily, asking Murray to blitz and attack the gaps far more frequently than last season, when Gus Bradley's defensive approach saw the rookie drop back in coverage far more than he was comfortable doing. That could translate to monster IDP numbers, particularly with backup linebacker Denzel Perryman now in Carolina.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Cleared to practice

    Murray (shoulder) has been cleared to practice, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. Murray underwent shoulder surgery shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 season but has made a full recovery and has been participating in OTAs with the team. The second-year linebacker, who recorded 107 tackles including one sack over 16 games as a rookie, says he feels 100 percent.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Eight stops on TNF

    Murray had eight tackles (six solo) during Thursday's 30-27 overtime win over the Raiders. The rookie first-round pick has had at least five tackles in five straight games, and he leads the Chargers with 95 total stops. Murray will get a few extra days of rest before facing the Broncos on Dec. 27.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Continues to rack up tackles

    Murray recorded 10 tackles in the team's Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. Murray tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, his second double-digit effort of his rookie season. He has yet to make much of an impact beyond that, however, with only a tackle for a loss and no sacks. Still, he's a stalwart in the middle of the Chargers defense, logging a 97 percent snap rate in Week 4.
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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Set for starting MLB

    Murray is expected to be the starting middle linebacker entering 2020, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. Murray's status as a 2020 first-round pick all but assured him of the role regardless, but a tremendous training camp has drawn a healthy amount of praise. Perhaps even more encouraging for IDP users, head coach Anthony Lynn and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley have suggested Murray will be a "three-down backer," which should provide plenty of tackle opportunities for the downhill thumper. With Denzel Perryman all but pushed aside from the starting lineup, it's entirely possible Murray could post 100-plus tackles if he stays healthy.
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