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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 15 0.0 0 0 0

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  • Cardinals' Khyiris Tonga: Headed to Arizona

    The Cardinals signed Tonga to a one-year deal Friday, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports.

    The 338-pound defensive lineman has agreed to terms with the Cardinals after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Vikings and Bears. Tonga appeared in 14 games (two starts) for Minnesota in 2023, recording eight total tackles. He's logged 28 total tackles and four passes defended across 40 career outings, and he'll likely be competing for a depth role on Arizona's defensive line throughout the offseason.

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  • Vikings' Khyiris Tonga: Sees less work in 2023

    Tonga logged 15 total tackles, including one tackle for loss, in 14 games during the 2023 regular season.

    The Vikings continued to use Tonga primarily as a run stopper in 2023, but the third-year pro played only 188 defensive snaps, which is the lowest amount of his career. Tonga's low snap share resulted in career lows in total tackles and run stuffs, according to Pro Football Focus. The 27-year-old nose tackle is a restricted free agent this offseason, but he could end up elsewhere in 2024.

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  • Vikings' Khyiris Tonga: Will suit up Week 12

    Tonga (knee) is not among the Vikings' inactives for their contest versus the Bears on Monday Night Football.

    Tonga popped up on the team's injury report with a knee issue Saturday but got in a limited practice session. The injury doesn't appear to be serious, as the defensive tackle has been cleared to suit up Monday night. Tonga has played a rotational role along Minnesota's defensive line throughout the campaign, totaling seven tackles (five solo) over eight games.

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  • Vikings' Khyiris Tonga: Could play Monday

    Tonga (knee) has been listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears.

    Tonga did not show up on the Vikings' injury report until Saturday, indicating that he sustained the injury during practice. If he's unable to play, Sheldon Day would be the likely candidate to step into the depth nose tackle role behind starter Harrison Phillips.

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  • Vikings' Khyiris Tonga: Limited work in season opener

    Tonga had one tackle in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.

    Tonga played on just nine snaps on defense as he'll work as a reserve nose tackle behind starter Harrison Phillips.

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  • Vikings' Khyiris Tonga: Inks new deal

    The Vikings re-signed Tonga on Friday.

    Tonga, a 2021 seventh-round selection of the Bears, joined Minnesota back in October and made 11 appearances as a member of the Vikings. The 338-pound interior defensive lineman tallied 28 tackles this past campaign, and he's now in line to stay put in Minneapolis for the time being.

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  • Bears' Khyiris Tonga: Posts first career tackles

    Tonga tallied the first three tackles of his career in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings.

    After being selected in the seventh round of the 2021 Draft, Tonga didn't see the field until the season finale in his rookie season. He's signed through the 2024 season, but he'll need to show well in next year's training camp if he's going to move onto the IDP radar.

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  • Bears' Khyiris Tonga: Returns to practice

    Tonga (shoulder) logged a full practice according to estimates Wednesday.

    Tonga was considered a full participant during the Bears' walkthrough practice Wednesday. He'll look to return after a one-game absence Sunday against the Seahawks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 338 lbs
Birthplace: West Valley City, UT
Age: 27
School: BYU
Experience: 4