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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 22 1.0 0 1 0

Top Kenneth Murray News

  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: No go for practice

    Murray (groin) missed the Chargers' first practice of the week Wednesday.

    Murray was able to compile a team-high nine tackles in Los Angeles' 28-24 victory over the Vikings, but he appears to have left the contest a little worse for wear. The linebacker will have two more chances to return to practice prior to Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Records sack in win

    Murray tallied nine tackles (eight solo), one pass deflected and one interception in Sunday's 28-24 victory over the Vikings.

    Murray's nine tackles were a team-high. He also played all 78 defensive snaps for Minnesota, which makes it two straight games that he has not missed a defensive play. The linebacker also played his first two special teams snaps of the season. He will look to carry the momentum he has going into the Charger's Week 4 matchup with the Raiders.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Notches double-digit tackles

    Murray logged 10 tackles (five solo), including a sack, in the Chargers' 27-24 overtime loss to the Titans on Sunday.

    Murray had a bounce-back performance Sunday, playing every defensive snap while finishing second on the team in total tackles after logging only three stops (two solo) last week. The 24-year-old will look to build on this strong performance ahead of the team's Week 3 matchup against the Vikings.

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  • Chargers' Kenneth Murray: Very involved Week 1

    Murray recorded three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

    The Chargers were reliant on Murray, as he was on the field for 59 defensive snaps (91 percent). Given his high volume, only logging three tackles could be seen as a little concerning. He figures to again be heavily involved on the defensive side of the ball when the Chargers head to Tennessee in Week 2.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Missouri City, TX
Age: 24
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 4