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Top Kirk Merritt News

  • Kirk Merritt: Catches one ball in win

    Merritt caught one of three targets for 13 yards Sunday in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans. He reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad following the game.

    After being elevated from the practice squad prior to the contest, Merritt saw his first action of the season Sunday. The 24-year-old wideout played on just 11 of the team's 75 offensive snaps, but he was still highly involved during his minimal time on the field. He could have had a shot at an even bigger day if not for Jacoby Brissett slightly underthrowing a deep ball that Merritt couldn't reel in. With Will Fuller (finger) likely to remain on injured reserve Week 10 along with fellow receiver DeVante Parker (shoulder), Merritt could be called up from the practice squad again ahead of Thursday's game against the Ravens.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Bumps up from practice squad

    Merritt was elevated from the Dolphins' practice squad to the active roster Saturday.

    Merritt is searching for his first game action of 2021 after this move. He also was elevated Week 6 but never saw the field. He'll give the Dolphins added Week 9 wideout depth, with DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring) having been placed on IR on Friday.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Returns to practice squad

    Merritt reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

    Merritt was active for Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, his first stint on the active roster of the season, but he didn't ultimately play. If the Dolphins are still dealing with a plethora of injuries at the wide receiver position by the time they take on Atlanta in Week 7, Merritt could be called upon again.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: First stint on active roster

    Merritt was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.

    Merritt will get his first call-up to the active roster with both Will Fuller (finger) and DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring) inactive for Sunday's London contest. The 24-year-old has played in just one NFL game to date.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Retained on practice squad

    The Dolphins signed Merritt to the practice squad Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Merritt never had a realistic chance to secure a spot on the initial 53-man roster given Miami's considerable depth at wide receiver, but the second-year pro will get to continue his development with the team. As a rookie in 2020, Merritt appeared in one game for the Dolphins.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Inks future contract

    The Dolphins signed Merritt to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Merritt appeared in one game with the Dolphins in 2020, a Week 9 matchup against the Cardinals in which he wasn't targeted. Otherwise, he spent most of the year on Miami's practice squad. He'll work to continue his development with the team during the offseason.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Lands on practice squad

    Merritt reverted back to Miami's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Merritt was brought up from the practice squad ahead of Week 17, but he was ultimately inactive. He appeared in one game this season, playing seven snaps on special teams and one on offense.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Coming up from practice squad

    Merritt was activated as a COVID-19 replacement for Sunday's Week 17 road battle against the Bills.

    Miami will be without Ryan Fitzpatrick for Week 17 given his positive COVID-19 result from Thursday. Merritt swings up to the active roster as a late addition, aligning the 23-year-old for his second game appearance of 2020. He fielded one snap on offense and seven more on special teams during his NFL debut Week 9 against Arizona.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Merrit was restored from the practice squad COVID-19 list Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Merritt's now eligible to return to team activities. The Arkansas State standout has played one game this season, sticking almost exclusively to special teams.

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  • Kirk Merritt: In COVID-19 protocol

    Merritt was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

    Merritt either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. He'll need to clear the league's protocols before returning to the Dolphins' scout team.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Shipped back to practice squad

    Merritt reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Merritt only reached the field for a total of seven special-teams snaps and one offensive snap during Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals, failing to make a statistical contribution on a limited workload. With his NFL debut now in hand, the undrafted rookie from Arkansas State shifts his focus on earning another trip to the active roster in the near future. With Preston Williams (foot) deemed day-to-day and Lynn Bowden currently residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, there remains a possibility Merritt will be back in the mix for an active roster spot Week 10 against the Chargers.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Rises from practice squad

    The Dolphins elevated Merritt to the active roster Saturday.

    The undrafted rookie will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Cardinals, as the Dolphins need depth at wide receiver after trading away Isaiah Ford and placing Lynn Bowden on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week. Merritt was quite productive in his final season at Arkansas State, producing 70 receptions for 806 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's expected to be the No. 6 wideout on Miami's depth chart.

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  • Kirk Merritt: Heads to waivers

    The Dolphins waived Merritt on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State enjoyed impressive collegiate production with 153 receptions for 1,811 yards and 19 touchdowns over his final two seasons, but he couldn't secure a roster spot in Miami. If he clears waivers, the Dolphins intend to keep him on the practice squad.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Activated from COVID-19 list

    The Dolphins have activated Merritt from their reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Merritt, who was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State back in April, will now look to compete for a depth wideout/return role with Miami.

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  • Dolphins' Kirk Merritt: Moves to COVID list

    The Dolphins placed Merritt (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    The undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State has either tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who did. With Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns both having opted out of the 2020 season, Merritt could benefit from increased opportunities for reps once he's cleared to join teammates at training camp.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 214 lbs
Age: 24
School: Arkansas State
Experience: 1