8 facts to know about new Texan S Eric Murray

The Houston Texans added to their backfield, agreeing to terms with free agent safety Eric Murray. Here are eight facts to get to know the newest Texan.

-Murray played both cornerback and safety for the Cleveland Browns in 2019. He recorded 24 tackles and one sack in nine games with four starts before an injury cut his season short.

-Now entering his fifth NFL season, Murray entered the league as a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, selected by the Kansas City Chiefs.

-Murray was drafted as a cornerback, but switched to safety and saw action in all 16 games as a rookie.

-His favorite tight end growing up was Antonio Gates. Murray faced the five-time All-Pro as a rookie when the Chiefs played their AFC West rival Chargers in 2016.

-In 2017, Murray received more playing time after starter Eric Berry tore his Achilles tendon in the Chiefs' season opener. Murray started his first NFL game in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

-After three season with the Chiefs where he also contributed on special teams in the return game, Murray was traded to the Browns in exchange for pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah.

-His hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

-Murray has a French bulldog named Ollie.

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