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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 86 3 0 1 0.0

Top Desmond King News

  • Texans' Desmond King: Returning to Houston

    King agreed Wednesday with the Texans on a two-year, $7 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    King played 16 games in Houston last season, notching a career-high 93 tackles to go with six pass breakups and three interceptions. He'll continue to handle a starting role in the Houston secondary in 2022.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Enters offseason as UFA

    King recorded five tackles in the 28-25 loss to the Titans in Week 18.

    King finished the 2021 season with a career-high 93 tackles, which tied for second on the Texans, and he shared the team lead with three interceptions. His year turned around after a Week 8 healthy scratch and a move from slot corner to the outside. King also returned punts and kicks. He was one of a host of players on defense that worked on one-year deals and increased market value when given an opportunity to play. The 27-year-old King enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Pick leads to score

    King had eight tackles (one on special teams), an interception, two passes defensed and returned two punts for 23 yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the 49ers.

    King's interception, which featured a 32-yard return that was called back due to multiple infractions by the Texans, led to Houston's lone score. He's been a good find for Houston, despite a disciplinary scratch Week 8, and thrived since moving from slot corner to the outside. King has a career-high 79 tackles along with two interceptions, four passes defensed and one forced fumble this season.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Dodges injury report

    King (head) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    King was evaluated for a head injury after being forced out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but it looks like he's fully healthy. The starting cornerback can be considered on track for Week 15 at Jacksonville.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Avoids concussion

    King (head) did not suffer a concussion Sunday against the Seahawks according to head coach David Culley, Mark Berman reports.

    King left early Sunday with a head injury and was evaluated for a concussion. He was able to pass the tests and avoid protocols. However, his status moving forward is still unknown.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Questionable to return Sunday

    King is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Seahawks.

    King recorded two tackles before leaving the game with a possible concussion. If he is unable to return, Tremon Smith will likely take over as the primary punt returner, and Lonnie Johnson will likely see more snaps at cornerback.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Sits out for disciplinary reasons

    Head coach David Culley said King (coach's decision) was held out of Sunday's contest against the Rams for disciplinary reasons, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    King signed a one-year deal with Houston this offseason and had been operating as the Colts' top nickel cornerback throughout the 2021 campaign. It's unclear what the 26-year-old did to result in the benching, but it may impact his standing with the team for the remainder of the season. Tavierre Thomas and Tremon Smith both saw increased defensive snaps during King's absence, and Smith also took over return duties.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Healthy scratch Week 8

    King (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    King signed a one-year deal with Houston this offseason and was expected to hold down a role as the team's top nickel back throughout 2021, but his inactive status Sunday implies the Texans weren't impressed with his work in the first half of the campaign. The 26-year-old was at least productive in IDP terms, racking up 36 tackles and a forced fumble through seven games. He also recently took over as the Texans' top return man, but head coach David Culley will turn to another player to handle those duties Sunday.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Active against Colts

    King (hip) is active Week 6 against the Colts.

    King has seen his involvement in the defense increase over the last few weeks, which has coincided with some of the best individual tackle totals of the 26-year-old's career. He was potentially in danger of missing Week 6 after sitting out Friday's practice, but it appears the hip issue has taken a turn for the better, and he won't have to miss his first game of the season.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Double-digit tackles

    KIng recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Patriots.

    King's expanded role continued Sunday. After playing no more than 77 percent of the snaps through the first three weeks, King has played 99 and 97 percent of the Texans defensive snaps in their last two games. His 10 tackles tied a career high. If this level of involvement persists, King may enter the IDP radar. He'll look to build on this performance in Week 6 against the Colts.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 27
School: Iowa
Experience: 6