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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 14 163 11.6 1 26

Top Elijah Higgins News

  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Makes some headway after Week 10

    Higgins gathered in 14 of 19 targets for 163 yards and one touchdown in 11 regular-season games in 2023.

    A sixth-round pick of the Dolphins in April, Higgins transitioned from oversized wide receiver to undersized tight end in the move to the pros. The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder didn't survive cut-down day in Miami in late August and subsequently was claimed off waivers by Arizona. He eventually became a regular in the Cardinals offense after veteran Zach Ertz went down with a quad strain Week 7 and even recorded at least one catch in each of the team's final seven contests. That said, Higgins played second fiddle by a large margin to 2022 second-round pick Trey McBride, a role that likely will continue for him next season barring further additions at the position.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Hauls in both targets in Week 17

    Higgins secured both of his targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 35-31 victory in Philadelphia.

    After the Cardinals claimed Higgins off waivers Aug. 30, the sixth-round rookie didn't make his pro debut until Week 7 but has been a regular in the offense ever since. He's recorded a catch in six consecutive games on his way to a 11-131-1 line on 15 targets during that span. Trey McBride is the unquestioned top tight end in Arizona, but Higgins continues to make a case to serve as the team's No. 2 in Sunday's season finale versus the Seahawks.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Shines in supporting role Week 15

    Higgins played 25 of 74 snaps on offense and recorded four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Sunday's 45-29 loss to the 49ers.

    Starter Trey McBride has rightfully drawn most of the attention among Arizona tight ends since moving into a full-time role Week 8, but the rookie Higgins is beginning to make some waves of his own. With Arizona having since waived Zach Ertz and with Geoff Swaim (calf) recently landing on injured reserve, Higgins should be locked in as the clear No. 2 tight end for the final three weeks of the season. He turned in his best outing yet in the loss to San Francisco, but Higgins had already drawn two targets in each of the preceding three contests and contributed a pair of 20-plus-yard receptions.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Gaining traction in passing game

    Higgins gathered in one of his two targets for a 21-yard reception while playing 22 of the Cardinals' 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Steelers.

    After being inactive for the Cardinals' first six games of the season, Higgins has suited up for each of the subsequent seven games and is beginning to carve out a tertiary role in the Arizona passing attack. Though second-year tight end Trey McBride is the clear top option on the depth chart, Higgins may be threatening Geoff Swaim for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Higgins has now drawn two targets in two consecutive games, and the 32-percent snap share he handled Sunday was a season-high rate.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Ready to go for Week 7

    Higgins (illness) did not appear on Arizona's injury report Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Higgins missed the team's Week 6 loss to the Rams while dealing with an illness, but he appears ready to go for Week 7. The tight end has yet to appear in a game this season, but he'll be available for Sunday's matchup with Seattle.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Sitting out Sunday

    Higgins (illness) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Higgins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and was given the questionable tag after logging a limited session Friday. He has yet to play this season after being claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Aug. 30.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Considered questionable

    Higgins (illness) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Higgins logged a limited workload at Friday's practice after missing the first two days of the week, a reason for optimism that he is trending in the right direction. Still, final confirmation of his status is unlikely to come until the Cardinals release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Inactive Sunday

    Higgins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

    The 22-year-old was claimed by Arizona on Aug. 30 after he didn't make the Dolphins' 53-man roster. Even though the Cardinals added Higgins, he won't be suiting up Sunday, as he's the team's fourth tight end on their depth chart. His next chance to be active on game day will come in Week 2 against the Giants.

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  • Cardinals' Elijah Higgins: Claimed by Arizona

    Arizona claimed Higgins off waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Arizona was the league's most active team in the post-cut waivers process, claiming six players. Higgins will provide depth in a tight end room that also features Zach Ertz (knee), Trey McBride, Geoff Swaim and Blake Whiteheart.

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  • Elijah Higgins: Getting let go

    Higgins was waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Higgins was chosen in the sixth round of the 2023 Draft by the team and spent camp trying to transition from college wideout to NFL tight end. Despite his inability to make the final roster, the Stanford product is likely to end up on Miami's practice squad, if he can clear waivers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Kyle, TZX
Age: 23
School: Stanford
Experience: 2