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Byron Murphy

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25 yrs


5'11'' / 190 lbs




Won't require surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-30

Murphy (MCL) won't require surgery, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Murphy suffered an MCL sprain during Minnesota's Week 15 loss to the Bengals but is expected to be ready for OTAs. The 2019 second-round pick is already in his second week of jogging and will look to build off his career year when healthy.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

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

Continues to produce in Minnesota

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-30

Murphy recorded 57 total tackles, 13 pass deflections, including three interceptions, and one forced fumble in 14 games for the Vikings during the 2023 regular season.

Murphy was held out of the Vikings' last three games of the year due to a knee issue, but he was easily the team's most productive corner when healthy. In his first season of a two-year, $17.5 million deal that he signed with Minnesota this past offseason, the 26-year-old led the team in both pass deflections and interceptions. Murphy has struggled to stay on the field as of late though, missing 11 games over the past two seasons. Expect the Washington product to continue playing at a high level for the Vikings' defense in a contract-year in 2024.

Won't return Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Murphy (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions, Matthew Coller of The Purple Insider reports.

After another week of no practice participation, the 25-year-old cornerback is in line to miss his third consecutive game in Week 18. Andrew Booth and NaJee Thompson will likely see increased snaps in the Vikings' secondary with both Murphy and Mekhi Blackmon (shoulder) missing Sunday's affair.

Still absent from practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Murphy (knee) did not participate at practice Thursday.

With just one practice left before the Vikings' game in Week 18, Murphy still hasn't been able to get back onto the practice field during the week. If he can't manage to participate Friday, he'll probably end up being sidelined Sunday.

Still not practicing Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Murphy (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.

Murphy has been sidelined for both of the Vikings' last two games, and now his availability for Week 18 is in question as well. If he's not able to return to practice Thursday or Friday, he'll probably end up sitting out Sunday.

Missing Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-29

Murphy (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday night's game against the Packers, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old cornerback was held out of practice all week after missing the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Lions, so it's no surprise that he'll won't play in his second consecutive game Sunday night. With Murphy missing Week 17, expect both Andrew Booth and NaJee Thompson to see increased work in Minnesota's secondary.

Begins week as DNP in walk-through

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-27

Murphy (knee) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice walk-through.

Murphy missed Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions, marking his first absence of the season. Though Wednesday's DNP designation is an estimation, it casts uncertainty about the cornerback's ability to return to face Green Bay on Sunday. If Murphy needs to sit out again, Mekhi Blackmon (shoulder) and/or Andrew Booth would be in line for an uptick in defensive snaps.

Won't suit up Week 16

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Murphy (hamstring) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Murphy is in line to miss his first game of the season Sunday, as a hamstring issue forced him to sit out of practice all week. The 25-year-old corner had started every game in his first year in Minnesota, logging 57 total tackles, 13 pass deflections and three interceptions. In Murphy's stead, expect Andrew Booth and Mekhi Blackmon to see increased work in the Vikings' secondary.

Nursing hamstring injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Murphy was estimated as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice walkthrough due to a hamstring injury.

Murphy missed just one defensive snap during Saturday's loss to the Bengals, so it's uncertain when the hamstring injury popped up or how severe it is. Minnesota held a walkthrough Wednesday, thus it should be noted that Murphy's DNP is an estimation. The cornerback has played a near every-down role and hasn't missed a game for the Vikings this season, so it would be a significant blow to the team's defensive game plan if he's unable to suit up against the Lions on Sunday.

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