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2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 58 1.0 1 1 0
Post Season 9 0.0 0 0 0

Top Willie Gay Jr. News

  • Saints' Willie Gay: Heading to New Orleans

    The Saints agreed to terms with Gay on a one-year deal worth up to $5 million Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    A two-time Super Bowl champion with the Chiefs, Gay started 47 games across four seasons with Kansas City and is coming off a 2023 in which he recorded 58 tackles (44 solo), including one sack, along with three fumble recoveries and one interception across 15 starts. He'll team up with veteran Demario Davis and 2021 second-rounder Pete Werner at linebacker for the Saints.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Listed as full participant

    Gay (neck) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's estimated practice report after being listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's report.

    The starting outside linebacker missed the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game win over the Ravens with the same injury. Gay's status Friday will be worth monitoring as Kansas City prepares for its Feb. 11 Super Bowl matchup with San Francisco. The fourth-year pro also dealt with the injury during the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Bills, and he only played on 14 percent of the defensive snaps in that game, a season low.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Still battling neck injury

    Gay (neck) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

    Gay sat out Sunday's win over the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game and will spend the next two weeks working to move past the injury in advance of the Super Bowl matchup with the 49ers on Feb. 11. He'll likely need to put in a full practice at some point this week or next for the Chiefs to feel confident in his availability for the Super Bowl.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Will not play versus Baltimore

    Gay (neck) has been ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.

    Gay has been dealing with a neck injury that left him questionable to play in last week's divisional-round win against Buffalo. While he was able to suit up in that contest, the 25-year-old linebacker logged consecutive limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's practice, and he'll now be sidelined for Sunday's game. Gay appeared in 16 games during the regular season, accumulating 58 tackles and four passes defended. His absence will leave Kansas City without one of its most athletic off-ball linebackers, and he likely would have served as one of the primary players assigned to slowing down ultra-dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Trending in right direction

    Gay (neck) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    Gay was questionable for the Chiefs' divisional-round win against the Bills due to the same injury, and while he ultimately suited up and played, he was unable to finish the game. Despite that and his DNP status for Friday's practice, the 25-year-old is expected to take the field in the AFC Championship Game, which should be a boost to Kansas City's linebacker corps.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Questionable for Sunday

    Gay (neck) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Ravens.

    The 25-year-old could be trending in the wrong direction to play Sunday, as he went from opening the Chiefs' week of practice with consecutive limited sessions to a DNP on Friday. If Gay is unable to play through his neck issue in the AFC Championship Game, Cole Christiansen and Leo Chenal could see increased opportunities in Kansas City's linebacker corps.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Limited in Wednesday's practice

    Gay (neck) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Gay managed to return to practice Wednesday after he suffered the neck injury during the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Bills on Sunday. The 25-year-old linebacker will have two more chances to increase his practice activity this week before the Chiefs decide whether he carries a designation into Sunday's AFC Championship Game matchup with the Ravens.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Taking the field

    Gay (neck) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Bills.

    Gay didn't pop up on the injury report until Saturday, but he was expected to suit up based on an earlier report from James Palmer of NFL Network. His ability to take the field for the divisional-round matchup should be good news for the Chiefs' linebacker corps.

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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Won't return vs. Buffalo

    Gay (neck) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Bills, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    As Palmer notes, Gay is the player best utilized as a spy for quarterback Josh Allen, who rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. With Gay out for the remainder of Sunday's contest, Drue Tranquill has taken over in his spot.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 243 lbs
Birthplace: Starkville, MS
Age: 26
School: Miss. State
Experience: 5