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Byron Murphy

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25 yrs


5'11'' / 190 lbs




Gets another interception Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-14

Murphy recorded three tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 27-19 win versus the Saints.

Murphy's interception came on a deep pass over the middle with less than two minutes remaining, sealing the game in favor of Minnesota. It was his second pick in as many weeks and his third of the season. He might not see quite as many reps in pass defense in Week 11 at Denver.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

2019 21 ARZ 16 16 154 73rd1,1041263370%101000000
2020 22 ARZ 15 7 122 145th7911140364%80220002
2021 23 ARZ 16 16 159 90th9641549066%12410.51011
2022 24 ARZ 9 9 81 338th594729364%4010.51002

Picks off pass Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Murphy recorded three tackles (all solo) and an interception in a 31-28 Week 9 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

With the score tied at 21, Murphy picked off Taylor Heinicke near the end of the third quarter to help set up a Minnesota go-ahead field goal. It was Murphy's second interception of the campaign, both of which have come over his past four contests. The veteran cornerback is tied for sixth in the NFL with nine pass defenses on the season.

Grabs first INT of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-17

Murphy recorded four tackles (two solo), three pass breakups and one interception during Sunday's 19-13 win over the Bears.

Murphy made his first interception of the season, picking off backup quarterback Tyson Bagent with roughly two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. He could be in for another busy day Week 7 versus the 49ers if Christian McCaffrey (oblique) has to miss time, and San Francisco isn't able to lean on the running game as reliably.

Good to go Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-29

Murphy (hip) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game at the Panthers.

As Minnesota hoped, Murphy will not have to miss any additional time as he recovers from the hip injury he sustained in Week 3 versus the Chargers. He recorded 10 tackles in that game, and should again see a heavy workload in Week 4.

Gets back on field

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-28

Murphy (hip) was a limited participant during practice Thursday.

Murphy is making progress by getting back on the field after missing the team's practice Wednesday. Head coach Kevin O'Connell stated Wednesday that the hope was Murphy would progress throughout the week to being ready to play Sunday against the Panthers, which he is on the path of now. He'll work to ramp up his activity level again Friday.

Still dealing with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-27

Murphy (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Murphy suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, but he was able to return and finish out the game. Head coach Kevin O'Connell stated that the hope is he'll progress to being ready to play against the Panthers in Week 4. If Murphy is unable to play, rookie Mekhi Blackmon could be pushed into a more significant role.

10 tackles in Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-26

Murphy recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defensed in Sunday's 28-24 loss versus the Chargers.

Murphy left the contest temporarily after awkwardly colliding with Gerald Everett, but he was able to place second on his squad in tackles anyways. He'll see plenty more work in Week 4 when Minnesota travels to face a pass-dependent Panthers offense.

Makes return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Murphy (hip) has returned to Sunday's game against the Chargers, Lindsey Young of the Vikings' official site reports.

Murphy suffered the injury after a collision with Gerald Everett. The cornerback then made a visit to the blue tent on the sidelines but ultimately gained clearance to return to the game.

Leaves with hip injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Murphy (hip) is questionable to come back into Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The cornerback collided with Chargers' tight end Gerald Everett and then entered the blue tent on the sideline, per Kevin Seifert of Murphy started Minnesota's first two games and recorded one pass defended and seven tackles.

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