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Top Desmond King News

  • Steelers' Desmond King: Picked up by Pittsburgh

    King signed with the Steelers on Thursday, Chris Adamski of reports.

    King started 13 of 17 games for the Texans in 2022 and has appeared in 95 games over six NFL seasons. The veteran will provide depth at cornerback and will also serve as a possible return option.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Makes six stops in finale

    King recorded six tackles and returned one punt for 16 yards in a 32-31 victory over the Colts in Week 18.

    King ranked fourth with 89 tackles and tied for the lead with 10 for a loss this season. The six-year veteran has put together two consecutive strong seasons for the Texans, including five interceptions over that span. King averaged 9.4 punt return yards on 33 chances and returned one kickoff for 50 yards. He has one year left on his deal and should be part of the Texans' secondary in 2023.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Grabs interception in blowout loss

    King recorded eight tackles (six solo) and one interception during Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Jaguars.

    King logged his second pick of the season when he made a diving interception on an underthrown pass from Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the second quarter. This was also the sixth-year cornerback's first pass defended since Week 5, though he's still tied with safety Jalen Pitre for the Texans' most passes defended this season with eight. King should continue to serve as one of the team's top cornerbacks alongside Steven Nelson in Week 18 against Tennessee.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Collects seven tackles

    King recorded seven tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Cowboys.

    King played all but one defensive snap for Houston this past weekend, earning seven stops in the process. While both of fellow cornerbacks Steven Nelson (ankle) and Derek Stingley (hamstring) are currently listed as questionable for Week 15, King could once again find himself in an every-down role Sunday versus the Chiefs.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Tallies 10 tackles in loss

    King recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in the Texans' 23-10 loss to the Commanders on Sunday.

    King played a season-low 21 defensive snaps during last week's loss to the Giants, but he played every defensive snap in Week 11 with Derek Stingley (hamstring) sidelined. King responded by racking up a season-high 10 tackles in the loss, but he'll likely see decreased playing time once Stingley is cleared to return.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Ready for TNF

    King (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's contest against the Eagles.

    King picked up an apparent knee issue following Sunday's loss to the Titans, but he's since logged a full practice Wednesday and has been cleared to play Thursday versus Philadelphia. The seventh-year pro is in line to receive rotational cornerback snaps in what should be a difficult matchup against an explosive Eagles offense.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Questionable against Philadelphia

    King (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

    King dealt with a knee injury following last week's loss to the Titans and was limited at practice Monday and Tuesday. He logged a full practice session Wednesday but will still carry a questionable tag for Thursday's primetime matchup.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Interception in win

    King recorded six tackles (four solo), one interception and three pass breakups in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jaguars.

    King has logged multiple tackles and pass breakups throughout all six of his games this campaign. Derek Stingley remains the team's No. 1 right cornerback with 30 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups through his six games. He'll continue to compete for the starting role in Houston.

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  • Texans' Desmond King: Restructures contract

    King agreed to restructure his contract with the Texans on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Houston converted just under $1 million of King's base salary into a bonus, which frees up $455,695 in cap space for the team. In Week 1's 20-20 tie against Indianapolis, King recorded six tackles (five solo) and two pass breakups.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 28
School: Iowa
Experience: 7