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Rico Murray
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Height:
5-11
Weight:
196
College:
Kent State
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 9 19 17 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CIN 1 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 4 17 15 2 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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2011 RECAP: Opened training camp with Bengals and played in all four preseason games, with eight tackles ... Played in Game 1, Sept. 11 at Cleveland, logging one special teams tackle — a solo tackle in punt coverage of Browns PR Joshua Cribbs … Waived on Sept. 14 ... Signed to practice squad on Jan. 3.

A Cincinnati native with 10 games of Bengals experience, including one in postseason, Murray was signed to 2011 postseason practice squad on 1-3-12 ... Opened ’11 training camp with Bengals and played in season opener at Cleveland before being waived ... Played in four games for Bengals in both 2009 and ’10, and played in 2009 season Wild Card playoff ... Missed some time due to injury last season, but was productive in his four games played, logging 14 tackles, three passes defensed and five special teams tackles … Joined Bengals in 2009 as college free agent.

2011 RECAP: Opened training camp with Bengals and played in all four preseason games, with eight tackles ... Played in Game 1, Sept. 11 at Cleveland, logging one special teams tackle — a solo tackle in punt coverage of Browns PR Joshua Cribbs … Waived on Sept. 14 ... Signed to practice squad on Jan. 3.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played in all five preseason games, with 11 tackles and three special teams tackles … Waived on Sept. 4 and signed to practice squad on Sept. 5 … Signed to 53-player roster on Oct. 29 … Played in Games 7, 9-10 and 12 … Waived Nov. 8 and not with team for Game 8 … Re-signed to practice squad on Nov. 10, and signed back to 53-player roster on Nov. 13 … Missed Game 11 due to ankle injury … Returned to play in Game 12, but reinjured the ankle in practice on Dec. 8 … Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 10.

2009 - Signed April 30 with Bengals as college free agent … Played in all four preseason games, with eight tackles … Waived on Sept. 5, and signed Sept. 23 to Bengals practice squad … Signed on Dec. 12 to Bengals 53-player roster … Played in Games 13-16 … Made NFL debut Dec. 13 at Minnesota, with one tackle … Saw time at safety Jan. 3 at N.Y. Jets, with one tackle … No defensive statistics in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. Jets.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Kent State, logging 47 games with 31 starts … Started 11 games at CB as a senior, named a team captain, and led team in pass breakups (seven), with one INT … Earned honorable mention freshman All-America nod from The Sporting News in 2005.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Cincinnati … Attended Moeller High School, where he was a first-team All-Greater Catholic League selection as both a junior and a senior … Physical education major at Kent State.

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