Christian Kirk

#13 WR / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lb Age: 22 College: Texas A&M Bye 12

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Comfortable with air raid

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Christian Kirk has a good feel for the Arizona Cardinals' new offense, Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals' official site reports.As expected, Kirk's experience in an air raid offense at Texas A&M is proving useful as he learns Kingsbury's scheme. The second-year pro and Larry Fitzgerald are safe bets for regular snaps at wide receiver, while rookies Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler will compete with Kevin White, Trent Sherfield, Chad Williams and Damiere Byrd. There hasn't been any sign of physical limitation after Kirk's rookie season ended early with a broken foot. He finished the year with a 43-590-3 receiving line on 68 targets, posting a 63.2 percent catch rate and 8.7 YPT in an offense that completed 57.2 percent of its passes for 5.8 YPA. The efficient stat line in a terrible environment bodes well for Kirk's NFL future.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Gains some competition

    Christian Kirk (foot) has been joined in the Arizona Cardinals' receiving corps by 2019 draftees Andy Isabella (62nd overall), Hakeem Butler (103rd) and KeeSean Johnson (174th).The incumbent group of wideouts is laden with slot receivers, namely Larry Fitzgerald and Kirk, so it's interesting to see only one outside candidate (Isabella) among the new recruits. Kirk likely doesn't have to worry about any of the trio too much when it comes to offensive snaps, of which he handled at least 85 percent in each of his final four games before his rookie season ended Week 13 due to a broken left foot. In a video on the team's official Twitter page earlier this offseason, he relayed that he'd "be healthy by the end of February," a statement that was backed up by taking part in Phase 2 of the offseason program in mid-April. Expect Kirk to build upon his first-year line of 43-590-3 on 68 targets as the No. 2 wideout behind Fitzgerald in 2019.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Nearly back to full health

    Christian Kirk (foot) said Wednesday that he expects to be fully healthy by the end of February.Kirk previously suggested he wouldn't face any limitations when the Arizona Cardinals hold OTAs in May, but the wideout is apparently going to be back to full strength well in advance of Arizona's offseason program. The fact that Kirk won't be forced to miss any workouts bodes well for his chances of gaining quick familiarity with new coach Kliff Kingsbury's offensive scheme. Prior to breaking his left foot in December and requiring surgery, Kirk had solidified himself as a starter for the Cardinals, finishing his rookie campaign with 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Expects full recovery by OTAs

    Christian Kirk (foot) expects to be healthy by the start of OTAs in May, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "My recovery is going well and I'm on the road to being 100 percent here in the next couple of weeks," Kirk said. "I'll be 100 percent by OTAs, for sure."Prior to fracturing his left foot in Week 13, Kirk was cobbling together an impressive rookie campaign, finishing with 43 catches (on 68 targets) for 590 yards and three touchdowns. Once the diagnosis was confirmed Dec. 3, the 2018 second-round pick had a pin inserted into the outside of his foot, which sustained a clean break. His rehab so far has included running in a pool, taking part in biometric exercises and undergoing electric stimulation, massage and ice therapy at the Arizona Cardinals' factility. Once his recovery is complete, Kirk will embark on his first full offseason as a pro with a new system to learn under the direction of coach Kliff Kingsbury. Additionally, veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald has committed to another season, and quarterback Josh Rosen will be a year wiser, so Kirk may be due for a breakout.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Done for season with broken foot

    Christian Kirk suffered a broken foot and will be placed on injured reserve, Kyle Odegard of the Arizona Cardinals' official site reports.The rookie second-round pick was removed in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-17 win over Green Bay, finishing with three catches for 54 yards and one carry for 23 yards. This is a huge loss for an offense that's already at the bottom of the league in most significant categories, as Kirk leads the team in receiving yards (590) and ranks second to Larry Fitzgerald for catches (43), targets (68) and receiving touchdowns (three). Kirk is a huge part of the organizational plan for 2019 and beyond, but the next four weeks will probably get ugly with the likes of Chad Williams (ankle), Trent Sherfield and J.J. Nelson forced into key roles behind Fitzgerald.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Compiles 77 yards from scrimmage

    Christian Kirk reeled in three of eight passes for 54 yards and took his sole carry for 23 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win at Green Bay.Kirk wasn't exactly on the same page with Josh Rosen for much of the afternoon. That said, two of his three receptions doubled as first downs, with the final one getting the Arizona Cardinals positioned for an eventual 44-yard field goal from Zane Gonzalez midway through the third quarter. With 77 yards from scrimmage, Kirk has racked up at least 75 such yards in five of 12 appearances as a rookie. On an unfortunate note, Kirk went to the locker room late in the game, potentially to have his left foot examined, per Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site. As a result, Kirk's practice reps may be impacted in advance of a Week 14 battle with the Lions.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Makes four catches

    Christian Kirk caught four of six targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chargers.Kirk led the team in targets and catches while contributing to nearly half of Josh Rosen's passing production on the day. Unfortunately, the signal caller finished with just over 100 passing yards on the day, limiting Kirk's potential to produce. He's totaled a respectable 536 receiving yards to this point in his rookie season, but efficiency and consistency have been hard to come by. He'll look to bounce back next Sunday against the Packers.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Gets into end zone for third time

    Christian Kirk hauled in three of four targets for 77 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Oakland.The second-rounder from Texas A&M has enjoyed a mostly prosperous rookie campaign, but nearly all of his "start-worthy" fantasy outings come with a touchdown in tow. In three performances with a receiving score, Kirk is averaging 15.8 PPR points per game, compared to 8.0 points per game in performances without one. The numbers don't bear out that he's an all-or-nothing, touchdown-dependent asset, but he's not exactly a high-floor option that can be plugged into a WR2 slot without second thought. He's averaging just 3.6 catches per game, but it's encouraging that his involvement in the passing attack has increased of late, even if only by a slim margin (30 targets in past five outings, compared to 24 targets through his first five). In Week 12, Kirk will be opposing a Chargers defense that ranks among the NFL's seven best teams in receptions (113) and yards (1,477) allowed to wideouts this season.

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Shut down by Kansas City secondary

    Christian Kirk caught just two of six targets, amounting eight yards during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Chiefs.In Sunday's loss to Kansas City, the rookie wideout posted his worst receiving output since Sept. 9 when he debuted against Washington (four yards on one reception). Though he's been targeted a combined 26 times over Arizona's past four games, Kirk has hauled in just 53.9 percent of those attempts -- a drastic drop-off from 76 percent over the first five weeks of the season. A promising matchup approaches in Week 11, as Kirk and the Arizona Cardinals receiving corps will be opposing Oakland's bottom-10 pass defense (over 260 yards surrendered per game).

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    Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Catches winning TD pass versus 49ers

    Christian Kirk caught three of seven targets for 42 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 18-15 win over the 49ers.Kirk was relatively quiet for most of the game, but his 9-yard touchdown grab put his team ahead for good with just 34 seconds left on the clock. He's been somewhat productive of late, averaging 65.3 yards per game with two touchdowns over his last four. Interim offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich stated his desire to focus on feeding the likes of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, but Kirk's rapport with quarterback Josh Rosen should keep him involved on a weekly basis. He'll be on bye next week before taking on the Chiefs in Week 10.