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Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Has option declined
The Chargers have declined Murray's fifth-year option for 2024, ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports.
Picked 23rd overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, Murray started all 16 games as a rookie and started another 16 in 2022, but his campaign in between was cut short by an ankle issue. He hasn't been a playmaker at the off-ball linebacker spot, registering just two sacks, one interception and zero forced fumbles or recoveries across 44 games.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Reduced role
Murray finished the 2022-23 season with 76 tackles (50 solo), one sack, six additional tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an interception across 17 games.
Murray saw a smaller role this season as he was outplayed by both Drue Tranquill and Kyle Van Noy. Despite the reduced playing time, the one-time first-round pick finished third on the team in tackles and recorded the first interception and forced fumble of his career. However, Murray once struggled mightily in pass coverage, allowing a quarterback rating of 110.5 when targeted according to Pro Football Focus. While the 24-year-old has yet to live up to his expectations, he continues to be a solid defender, especially in the run game.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Good to go
Murray (neck) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.
Murray suffered a stinger in the Chargers' regular-season finale against the Broncos, but it looks like the issue is not serious following his full participation at practice. Look for him to take on his usual role providing depth at linebacker assuming he avoids any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Expected to practice
Murray (neck) is expected to practice before Saturday's wild-card round game in Jacksonville, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Murray suffered a stinger in the regular-season finale against the Broncos. While he's likely to practice during the week, it will be worth tracking whether the linebacker has any limitations in practice as the Chargers prepare to begin their postseason on the road.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Picks up stinger
Murray suffered a stinger during Sunday's game in Denver.
Murray paid a visit to the sideline medical tent in the first half before being diagnosed with an injury in the third quarter. If he's unable to return, he'll end Week 18 with two tackles. As long as Murray is sidelined, Drue Tranquill and Kyle Van Noy will continue to man inside linebacker for the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Logs first sack of the year
Murray recorded six tackles (five solo) and one sack in Monday's 20-3 win over the Colts.
Monday's victory over Indianapolis served as Murray's third game in a row with at least six stops, while he was also able to register his first sack since Week 13 of 2020. The 24-year-old figures to continue operating as a solid complementary linebacker come New Year's Day versus the Rams.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Leading tackler Week 14
Murray tallied seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 23-17 win versus Miami.
Murray tied his season high for tackles while also seeing his largest percentage of defensive snaps played (96) against the Dolphins. The third-year linebacker's production and usage have both improved following his career-worst 2021 campaign, as he's logged 58 tackles, two passes defended and an interception on 551 defensive snaps over 13 games. However, Murray should continue to slot in alongside Kyle Van Noy while Drue Tranquill leads the Bolts' off-ball linebackers in playing time this season.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Being evaluated for head injury
Murray is being evaluated for a head injury after exiting Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Murray left Sunday's matchup in the first half and went to the locker room afterward. If he's diagnosed with a concussion, he'll be unable to return to the game. Troy Reeder entered the game as a replacement and should see increased playing time if Murray is unable to return.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Returning to practice field
Murray (ankle) returned to practice Monday.
Murray suffered an ankle injury late last season that required surgery to address in April, but he's now ready to go again just 20 days out from the Chargers' regular-season opener versus Las Vegas. He notched triple-digit tackles the last full season he played (which was also his age-21 campaign), so he's a decent candidate to produce as a fringe IDP option at linebacker in 2022.... See More ... See Less
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