Eric Murray injury update: Chiefs safety leaves game vs. Bills

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Running back Le'Veon Bell
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Running back Le'Veon Bell /

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that safety Eric Murray is questionable to return to play against the Buffalo Bills.

The Kansas City Chiefs are down another man in the secondary, specifically at safety, with the news that Eric Murray is officially unable to return to play on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills.

Murray went down with an injury earlier in the game and was tended to by the team’s training staff. Then they finally made the announcement that he was questionable. Minutes later, the team updated his status as officially “out” for the rest of the game.

Murray is one of the main Chiefs to step up in the absence of franchise icon safety Eric Berry, which means the Chiefs are a bit thin at the position.

When Berry was lost for the season with an Achilles injury in Week 1 against the New England Patriots, the Chiefs became more reliant on both Eric Murray and Daniel Sorensen. The latter has been responsible to help more in pass coverage while Sorensen often blitzes and/or plays down in the box.

Murray played in all 16 games last season and was a valuable special teams performer, earning 1st Team All-Pro honors for his special teams play and coverage from Pro Football Focus. However, he never really earned any time with the team’s base defense due to the presence of Berry, Ron Parker and Sorensen.

This year, Berry’s injury has opened up the need for Murray to play on the field, which has given fans and analysts a good idea of what he can and cannot do. So far, he has 22 tackles and 4 passes defended on the year in 10 games, including 1 start.