The Panthers re-signed Kirkwood (shoulder) to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Kirkwood only appeared in one contest in 2020, in which he secured one of two targets for 13 yards. He spent most of the season rehabbing from a broken clavicle, which he subsequently re-injured after briefly returning to the lineup Week 6. As a rookie with the Saints back in 2018, Kirkwood had 13 grabs for 209 yards and two scores (all career-high marks) across eight games.
The Panthers placed Kirkwood (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports. Kirkwood spent the first five weeks on IR with a broken clavicle before making his season debut in this past Sunday's loss to the Bears, logging a 51 percent snap share and hauling in one of two targets for 13 yards. The 26-year-old wideout re-injured his left clavicle during the game and will be shut down until a Week 10 matchup against the Buccaneers, at the earliest.
Kirkwood caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears. Kirkwood made his team debut after missing Carolina's first five games with a broken collarbone. Although he only managed one catch, making minimal impact from a statistical standpoint, it's notable that Kirkwood featured for over half of the Panthers' offensive snaps, trailing only DJ Moore and Robby Anderson among wideouts.
Kirkwood (shoulder) was officially elevated off the Panthers' injured reserve Saturday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. Kirkwood suffered a broken clavicle during training camp and has yet to make his debut with Carolina as a result. He is now set to help add depth at receiver for the team while also potentially contributing on special teams.
Kirkwood (shoulder) is expected to be activated from injured reserve this week, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. The former Saint has yet to make his debut for Carolina after sustaining a broken clavicle during training camp. He was designated to return from injured reserve Sept. 30 upon resuming practice participation, beginning the three-week clock for the Panthers to either place him on season-ending IR or bring him onto the active roster. Carolina elected for the latter option, meaning that Kirkwood will add depth at receiver for the Panthers' top-five passing attack.
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