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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 2-1-0
1-1-0 1-2-0
1-1-0 1-2-0
0-0-0 1-2-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 10 0 0 1 0.0

Top Eric Murray News

  • Texans' Eric Murray: Back at it Week 3

    Murray recorded five tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Jaguars in Week 3.

    Murray, who was limited to nine plays due to a concussion last week, bounced back quickly and played 69 of 73 plays (95 percent). His forced fumble late in the second quarter was recovered by linebacker Blake Cashman and set up a Ka'imi Fairbairn field goal as time expired in the first half. Houston's offense was opportunistic, turning a Jacksonville missed field-goal attempt, a blocked field-goal attempt, an interception and a fumble into 24 points.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Ready to go for Week 3

    Murray (concussion) was a full participant at the Texans' practice Thursday.

    Murray appears to be ready to go for Week 3 versus the Jaguars after he missed the team's Week 2 loss to the Colts with a concussion. The safety will return to his role as the primary reserve option behind Jimmie Ward at strong safety.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Limited in practice

    Murray (concussion) was a limited participant in Houston's practice Wednesday.

    Murray is working his way back from a concussion suffered during Sunday's loss against the Colts. While the 29-year-old participating in practice is an encouraging sign, Murray will still have to clear the concussion protocol before the team's Week 3 matchup against the Jaguars.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Will not return

    Murray (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Colts.

    Murray's inability to return will leave the Texans' secondary with limited options considering Jalen Pitre (chest) and Jimmie Ward (hip) were already out. DeAndre Houston-Carson should continue filling in for Murray for the remainder of the contest.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Questionable to return Sunday

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

    Murray exited the game after attempting to make a tackle in the first quarter. He started the contest with Jalen Pitre (chest) and Jimmie Ward (hip) both inactive. If Murray is unable to return Sunday, the Texans' already depleted safety corps will be even thinner. DeAndre Houston-Carson subbed for Murray after his exit.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Season-high seven stops

    Murray recorded seven tackles (six solo) on 48 total snaps in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans.

    Murray logged his most productive outing while seeing his most extensive playing time of the season. The 28-year-old also logged 29 defensive snaps compared to just 18 for starting strong safety Jonathan Owens. Murray has now played 39 of his 42 defensive snaps this season over the past two weeks.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Active during camp

    Murray (shoulder) is active during training camp this week, Jordan Pun of Texans Wire reports.

    Murray had a busy offseason, undergoing surgery and signing a new two-year contract. Now healthy, Murray should resume his role as the starter at strong safety for the Texans.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Shoulder surgery revealed

    Murray underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason, Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 AM reports.

    The surgery slipped through the news cracks during the offseason but came to light this week when Murray did not practice as Houston began its OTAs. "We don't have many guys that are out completely. Jonathan Greenard and a few of our other players, Eric Murray, you see some of the guys had offseason surgeries and you probably won't see them until training camp, but everybody's right on schedule being able to do something," head coach Lovie Smith said. Murray is expected to be ready for training camp and is set to resume his role as a starting safety.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Lands two-year extension

    Murray agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract extension with the Texans on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Murray has spent the last two years in Houston, and he's had the best two seasons of his career with the Texans. He appeared in 16 games last year and recorded 76 tackles (48 solo), an interception and four pass defenses. The 28-year-old is in line to serve as a starting safety once again in 2022.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Restored from COVID list

    The Texans have activated Murray (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Murray will presumably slide back into his role as the team's starting safety for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Bound for COVID-19 list

    Murray tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday and will be placed on the Texans' reserve/COVID-19 list, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Murray, cornerback Lonnie Johnson and defensive linemen Roy Lopez and Jordan Jenkins are among the Texans who tested positive Thursday, bringing the organization's total number of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list or practice squad/COVID-19 list up to 22. Jonathan Owens is currently the only healthy safety on the roster, as Justin Reid is working his way back from a concussion and is uncertain to play Sunday against the Chargers. Murray will have a chance to come off the list ahead of the Week 16 contest if he's vaccinated and asymptomatic of the virus, but he faces a tight timeline to gain clearance.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Eight tackles in win

    Murray had eight tackles (four solo) and one pass deflection during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Jaguars.

    Over his last six games, Murray has accumulated 41 tackles and three pass deflections. The 27-year-old has carved out a sizeable role in the Texans' secondary this season, but his lack of turnovers makes him a low-upside fantasy option in IDP leauges.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Thrives in return to starting role

    Murray had 11 tackles and one pass defensed in Houston's 22-13 win over Tennessee in Week 11.

    Murray returned to a starting role last week after the Texans moved Lonnie Johnson from safety to cornerback. He was on the field for 94 percent of the defensive snaps and has played well recently, totaling 19 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception over the last two games. He was originally a starter at safety to start the season but got lost in the shuffle as defensive coordinator Lovie Smith searched for the right combination on the back end. It appears Murray and Justin Reid may be the most effective partners on the back end.

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  • Texans' Eric Murray: Promoted to starting safety

    Murray has been promoted to the role of starting strong safety, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Murray is taking the starting safety job from Lonnie Johnson, who is moving back to cornerback. Murray, who started for the Texans in the first three weeks of the season, was on the field for 69 defensive snaps Week 9 against Miami and recorded an interception. The veteran safety will resume his starting role after struggling late in 2020 and to start this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 29
School: Minnesota
Experience: 8