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Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Date of Birth:  11/18/1996
Age:  25
Height  5'11"
Weight:   201
College:  Texas A&M
Drafted:  2018 | Round 2 | Pick 47
Depth Chart:  Starter

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR


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Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

The Jaguars are signing Christian Kirk.

Jacksonville has been by far the most aggressive team in getting agreements with players during the early part of free agency, and Kirk is a big addition at receiver for Trevor Lawrence and company. This all but officially means that free-agent receiver D.J. Chark will not be returning to the Jags. Kirk is coming off the best year of his four seasons with the Cardinals, and the former second-round pick is a versatile receiver that can play any position. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Texas A&M product becomes a trusted and key target of Lawrence this season and beyond.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Kirk is unfortunately out for tomorrow’s win-and-in game against the Rams. Kirk’s third NFL season ends with 48 receptions for 621 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games. Hopefully Kirk can get cleared soon and rejoin his teammates for a potential playoff appearance if the Cardinals can win without him tomorrow.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (calf) is officially active against the Panthers.

Kirk’s groin issue will thankfully only force him to miss one game, as the Cardinals will have both him and DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) for today’s Week 4 contest.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (groin) is a game-time decision for Week 4.

Kirk was limited in practice all week as he looks to work his way back from the groin injury that forced him to miss last week, and he’ll be a true game-time call for Arizona’s 1:00 PM ET kickoff this Sunday according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (groin) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Kirk did not practice all week, so this is not a surprise. Andy Isabella is set for an increased role with Kirk out of the lineup for the Cardinals.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (groin) officially did not practice today.

Kirk also missed practice yesterday, so his Week 3 status is in definite jeopardy. If the third-year receiver can't get on the practice field tomorrow, he might just be ruled out ahead of the weekend.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk explodes for three touchdowns against the Buccaneers.

Kirk caught six passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals' close Week 10 loss. The scores were for 33 yards, 69 yards, and 15 yards, as the Tampa Bay secondary simply could not cover the second-year receiver. This is a major bounce back for Kirk after he was held to two catches for eight yards against the 49ers in Week 9, and Kirk now has 40 receptions for 467 yards and three touchdowns in seven games played this season. He and Kyler Murray appear to have one of the most promising long-term connections in football and should deliver a lot over the years, but keep in mind that the Cardinals face the 49ers again next week.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk catches eight passes in return to the lineup.

After missing three games with an ankle injury, Kirk was back for Arizona's Week 8 matchup at New Orleans, and he immediately made an impact, catching eight passes for 79 yards along with one carry for 19 yards. The second-year receiver is an explosive player, and he's been getting consistent looks from Kyler Murray in the five games he's played this season. If Kirk had been dropped in your league during his absence, he's definitely worth targeting on waiver wires. Kirk has a tough matchup against the Niners on Halloween this Thursday night.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially active for Week 8.

The Cardinals have said that Kirk won’t play until he’s 100%, and he has still not logged a full practice since the ankle injury, but they feel he is ready to go today against the Saints. Kirk is immediately in the FLEX mix in a good matchup.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 8.

Kirk remains limited in practice, and the Cardinals have said they won't play him until he's full strength, so he's probably unlikely to suit up against the Saints on Sunday. The second-year receiver's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on game day, so check back in for his status then.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) officially remains limited in practice.

The Cardinals continue to insist Kirk will not play until he's 100%, which probably won't be until he's able to get a full practice in. Expect Kirk to remain limited in practice tomorrow, but we'll update you if anything changes.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially inactive for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals said Kirk will not play until he’s at full strength, so this was expected for today’s Week 7 matchup with the Giants. The good news is Kirk is getting closer to a return, but this is the second-year receiver’s third consecutive missed game with his ankle injury.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury had said the team will not play Kirk until he's 100%, so it's a bit surprising that the Cardinals are going to see if he can play in Week 7 as a game-time decision. We'd say Kirk is probably on the doubtful side of things until he gets a full week of practice in, but hopefully he's able to suit up against the Giants.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) officially remains limited in practice.

Kirk was limited all last week before ultimately not playing against the Falcons. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that Kirk won't play until he's 100%, so it sounds like he'll need to log a full practice before he's active again. Expect Kirk to remain limited in practice the next couple of days, but we'll update you if anything changes.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 6.

Kirk is getting closer to a return, but he was expected to miss today's game against the Falcons. The second-year receiver should have a decent shot to be ready for next Sunday's game versus the Giants. It's difficult to fully trust any other Arizona receivers aside from Larry Fitzgerald for Week 6, though some secondary players could do some damage in a potential shootout.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) officially remains limited in practice.

The Cardinals are unsure about Kirk's status for Sunday, but the second-year receiver would probably do well to be listed as questionable when the final Week 6 injury report is released sometime tomorrow. Kirk would be a strong FLEX option if he's in the lineup against Atlanta.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.

Kirk is looking to get back on the field after missing last week with his ankle injury, but he's probably about 50/50 at this point. Still, a limited practice to start the week is a good sign, and hopefully he can get up to a full participation by Friday.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially not practicing.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said yesterday that Kirk would be limited in yesterday's practice, but it turns out he did not practice and again missed practice today. Arizona said again today that Kirk is unlikely to play this week, and we expect he'll be ruled out or listed as doubtful on the final Week 5 injury report when it's released tomorrow.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 5.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury says Kirk will be limited in practice because of the ankle injury, so it doesn't sound too bad—and Kingsbury says the team is thankful the injury isn't worse. Expect Kirk to be limited in practice all week, but we'll let you know if anything changes. Consider him on the doubtful side of things to face the Bengals this Sunday, but perhaps he'll progress quicker than anticipated and get out there.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk leaves game with apparent ankle injury.

Kirk was just rolled up on badly, and while he initially got up and walked on his own, he had to be helped off the field. Kirk caught three passes for 31 yards before leaving the game. We'll see if there's an update on Kirk's status soon, but it looks like something that could potentially force him to miss an extended period of time.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk (foot) expects to be "fully healthy" by the end of February.

Kirk said on the Arizona's Cardinals Flight Plan series, that he should be healthy by the end of the mont and that "doctors say everything is going good." The second-year receiver went on to say that "the goal is for me to be 100 percent when I step on the field in August," so it sounds like training camp is the goal. However, if he'll be at full strength this month, we'd think he'll at least get some work in during offseason training as he looks to get reps in new head coach Lincoln Riley's offense. Kirk's Week 1 status isn't in doubt, and he's obviously a big breakout candidate as a talented player in an intriguing offense.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

The Cardinals are placing Christian Kirk (foot) on injured reserve.

Kirk suffered a foot injury in yesterday's win against the Packers, and it'll knock him out for the final four games of the year. The second-round rookie receiver from Texas A&M had a very good rookie season on a subpar offense, catching 43 passes for 590 yards and three touchdowns along with three carries for 35 yards. He also had two 20+ yard punt returns including on 40+ yard punt return. Kirk showed the great athletic ability and capability to play both inside and outside as a versatile receiver that made us believe he should have been an obvious first-round pick. He looks like a potential steal for the Cardinals, and he should push for 1,000 yards in 2019. If Larry Fitzgerald retires, Kirk would become Arizona's No. 1 wide receiver moving forward.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Kirk was limping around and then headed to the locker room, and his day is almost certainly over with under two minutes remaining against the Packers. Before leaving, Kirk caught three passes for 54 yards as he did battle with fellow rookie Jaire Alexander for much of the afternoon. Hopefully the rookie receiver doesn't miss any more time with the injury, but more information should become available in the next day or so.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk caught four passes for 41 yards in Arizona’s 45-10 loss to the Chargers.

Kirk saw a team-high six targets and led the Cardinals in receptions/yards, but Josh Rosen struggled again outside of an early touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald. Green Bay might use Jaire Alexander to shadow Kirk next week, so the rookie needs to be downgraded in all formats.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk scores in Cardinals' loss.

Kirk took a quick screen pass 59-yards to the house, showing off the great speed and acceleration that made him a steal in the second round of the draft. Overall, the rookie receive had three receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. Kirk has a tough matchup with the Chargers next week, but he'll look to keep it going with another big play or two.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk catches two passes in Week 10.

Kirk gained eight yards on his two receptions against the Chiefs, as he and fellow rookie Josh Rosen just couldn't get much going together in the Cardinals' loss. The explosive second-round pick will look to bounce back next week against the Raiders.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk scores game-winning touchdown in Week 8.

Kirk ran an in-breaking route in the end zone late in the game, getting open for fellow rookie Josh Rosen to hit him in back of the end zone. Overall, Kirk had three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. Through eight games, the second-round pick is on pace for 62 receptions, 820 yards, and four touchdowns along with 24 rushing yards on four attempts. The final eight games of the season look good on paper for Kirk, so he's worth a look as a pickup if available in your league.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk caught three passes for 57 yards in Arizona's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Kirk led second on the team with six targets, doing most of his damage on a couple chunk plays over the middle which displayed the route-running that people should have been excited about in the pre-draft process. The rookie has worked his way towards weekly FLEX consideration with bye weeks kicking in, and it will be interesting to see if a potential change at offensive coordinator will feature Kirk even more down the stretch. He gets the Niners in Week 8.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk impresses again as Arizona falls to 1-5.

Kirk caught six passes for 77 yards, and he's now gone for lines of 7/90, 3/85/1, and 6/77 in three of the past four games. One of the lone bright spots of the season for the Cardinals has been the early returns on their second-round pick, and he should be rostered in all formats heading into a matchup with the Broncos. We'll see if he can have a big performance in front of a national audience on Thursday night; consider Kirk a decent FLEX play.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk catches long touchdown in Week 5.

Kirk scored an early first-quarter touchdown on a 75-yard deep ball on a play where the safety curiously flew up the field, allowing the rookie receiver to zoom by for the long score—the first of his career. It was great to see the former Texas A&M star used on a deep route, which he excels at with his speed, acceleration, and deep route-running ability. Overall, Kirk had three receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown along with one carry for five yards. Kirk has some upside next week against the Vikings, but he's not a highly-recommended Week 6 fantasy option.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

He also added a seven-yard rush. Kirk showed good chemistry with Josh Rosen over the summer, but they couldn't carry that into a big day against a beatable secondary for their first start together. Arizona's second-round pick is just an upside bench stash heading into Week 5 against San Francisco.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk plays great in Arizona's Week 3 loss.

Kirk was relatively quiet for a struggling offense the first two games of the season, but he had a very good performance against the Bears, leading the Cardinals with Larry Fitzgerald hobbled. The rookie receiver caught seven-of-eight targets for 90 yards, with a long of 32 yards on a beautiful double move for a third-down conversion in the fourth quarter. Kirk isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option quite yet, but the explosive former Texas A&M star is someone to keep an eye on.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk catches four passes in Week 2.

Kirk was targeted fives times against the Rams, gaining 27 yards on his four receptions. The rookie receiver isn't getting many opportunities on passes down the field, as the Cardinals are struggling to protect the passer to allow deep shots. Kirk is a risky fantasy option until the offense picks it up.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk catches one pass in NFL debut.

Kirk gained four yards on his one reception (two targets). It was the first-career reception for the second-round rookie from Texas A&M, and probably the first of many. He also broke a 44-yard punt return that he nearly took to the house, and he appears to be a real weapon there. Kirk isn't a fantasy option until the Cardinals show more offensively.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Steve Wilks says Christian Kirk is getting better every day.

The second-round receiver is working his way into potentially taking the No. 2 receiver job for the Cardinals, as he's been a consistent producer throughout practice and the first two preseason games. Wilks says the rookie already practices like a pro, going hard every day on every rep. Kirk had four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown from Josh Rosen in the team's second preseason game, and it'll be interesting to see how much work he gets with the first team in the critical third preseason game this week. For what it's worth, we believe Kirk should've been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He could make a fantasy impact as a rookie and is one of the better targets at the end of fantasy drafts.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk had his property damage charges dismissed.

Kirk and some friends were accused of throwing rocks at cars at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in early February, but the charges were dismissed. The situation wasn't expected to be a factor in the rookie's status this season, but nonetheless it's good for it to be fully behind him now. Kirk is expected to immediately have a big role for Arizona in 2018.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

Christian Kirk was arrested two months before the NFL Draft, according to azcentral sports.

On February 3 at the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Kirk and some friends were apparently drunk and throwing rocks at cars. The Scottsdale police says at least one window of a car was broken, and Kirk was charged with criminal damage. The Cardinals say they knew about this incident before drafting Kirk, but perhaps this is part of the reason he dropped to the middle of the second round when he was thought to be a potential first-round selection. Kirk is otherwise known as a good guy that hasn't been in any trouble, so hopefully it was just one stupid decision. It would be a bit of a surprise if Kirk was disciplined by the NFL for this, so it's probably the last we'll hear about it.

Christian Kirk | Jaguars WR

The Cardinals have drafted Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk with the No. 47 pick (second round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Arizona could have stayed at No. 15 in the first round and drafted Kirk, and not many people would have questioned it, so this is a great get for them. The Cardinals are expected to have a lot of competition behind Larry Fitzgerald on the depth chart, and Kirk could be a big part of that. Kirk is nicknamed "Baby Beckham", as he has a similar play style to Odell Beckham Jr. and has the versatility to play both inside and outside; and while he's not the biggest guy, Kirk plays a lot bigger than his size. He also adds a lot of value in the return game, as he can take punts to the house (he averaged 22.0 yards per punt return and had six touchdowns in three seasons. As a rookie, Kirk should have some late-round value in fantasy drafts as someone that could immediately be on the field in a big role.