AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 107 2 0 1 1.5

Top Kyle Dugger News

  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: 109 tackles in contract year

    Dugger logged a career-high 109 tackles, to go along with two interceptions and 1.5 sacks in 17 games with the Patriots during the 2023 regular season.

    Dugger, whom Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site describes as one of the NFL's most versatile defenders, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. It remains to be seen if he'll re-sign with the team that took him in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but if so, Dugger would be in line to remain a key cog in New England's defense in 2024, while operating as a starting safety.

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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Productive game in defeat

    Dugger finished with 10 tackles (seven solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 27-21 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

    The strong safety played all 68 defensive snaps even though he was questionable (undisclosed) coming into the game. Dugger has yet to miss a game this year and has played at least 83 percent of the defensive snaps in all of them. The fourth-year pro has 103 tackles, seven passes defensed, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 2023.

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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Good to go

    Dugger (undisclosed) is available for Sunday's tilt verus the Bills.

    Dugger was considered questionable for Sunday's tilt, but he is ultimately feeling good enough to play through it. Look for him to take on his usual role at strong safety assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Second straight game with INT

    Dugger registered six tackles (four solo) and returned an interception 20 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Commanders.

    Dugger's interception came with 23 seconds left in the second quarter on a Sam Howell pass intended for Jahan Dotson in the end zone that stopped the Commanders' late drive. Dugger has now recorded a pick in consecutive games and is suddenly on track to match or surpass the three interceptions he had in 2022. His 63 tackles are second on the team behind Ja'Whaun Bentley (68).

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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Has first sack and INT of season

    Dugger had nine tackles (seven solo), including one sack, and an interception in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Dolphins.

    Dugger intercepted Tua Tagovailoa in the first quarter on a pass inteded for Tyreek Hill, which subsequently led to a 24-yard touchdown pass from Mac Jones to Kendrick Bourne. Dugger followed that up with a sack on Tagovailoa in the second quarter, though the Dolphins were still able to score a touchdown on the drive. Dugger leads the Patriots defense in tackles over eight games with 57 total (38 solo) and is on pace to surpass his mark of 78 from last year. For the second straight game, he played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday.

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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Tallies seven tackles in victory

    Dugger recorded seven tackles (seven solo) in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Bills on Sunday.

    The seven tackles matched Dugger's second-most through seven games. On the year, Dugger has 48 tackles (31 solo), four TFLs, two pass breakups and one QB hit. He's started all seven games to this point, playing 95 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 222 lbs
Birthplace: Fayetteville, GA
Age: 27
School: Lenoir-Rhyne
Experience: 4