Byrd reeled in both of his targets for 60 yards during Sunday's 34-33 win against the Falcons.
Healthy enough to suit up for the first time since Week 3, Byrd nonetheless was limited to 15 of the 69 snaps on offense, working behind fellow outside receivers KeeSean Johnson (56) and Trent Sherfield (36). Byrd made good use of those minimal reps, leading the trio in receiving yards, 60-52. Look for Byrd to ramp up his workload as he attempts to get back to the roughly 92 percent of the offensive plays that he received Weeks 1 through 3.
Byrd (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
A hamstring injury sidelined Byrd for two games, but he'll resume his standing as the Cardinals' top outside threat at wide receiver. With Byrd back in action, KeeSean Johnson will be the other outside receiver in four-wide sets, likely pushing Trent Sherfield back to a special-teams role.
Byrd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
A limited practice participant throughout the week, Byrd appears truly questionable for Sunday, as does fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk (ankle). We may not have word on a decision until the Cardinals release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the team's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Byrd (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After missing two games with a hamstring injury, Byrd returned to the practice field for the first time in nearly three weeks. It's a decent enough sign that he's trending toward active status Sunday versus the Falcons, but Friday's practice report will have the final word.
Byrd (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Byrd was expected to log a second absence in a row due to a balky hamstring, but the fact he was listed as "questionable" for this contest may indicate that a return to practice is imminent. With Byrd out of the lineup, the Cardinals offense will lean on Trent Sherfield, KeeSean Johnson and (to a lesser extent) Andy Isabella as its outside receivers.
Byrd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Byrd missed the Cardinals' last game and was held out of practice all this week, so it'll be a surprise if he ends up playing. With Christian Kirk (ankle) ruled out, the Cardinals will need contributions from KeeSean Johnson and Trent Sherfield, with Andy Isabella and Pharoh Cooper potentially also getting some chances.
Byrd (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Byrd replicated his listing from Wednesday's injury report, but he was seen working out on a side field Thursday, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Still, because Byrd and fellow wideout Christian Kirk (ankle) are slated to sit out Sunday at Cincinnati, the Cardinals will be sending out Trent Sherfield and KeeSean Johnson as their primary outside receivers, with Andy Isabella available for those snaps as well.
Byrd (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
The Cardinals expect to be without Byrd and Christian Kirk (ankle) this Sunday at Cincinnati, and both are heading in that direction with DNPs to kick off Week 5 prep. In the event Byrd is ruled out for a second straight game, the team's remaining outside receivers will be Trent Sherfield, KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella. On the first occasion this past Sunday against the Seahawks, Sherfield experienced a significant uptick in usage, turning 84 percent of the snaps on offense into one catch (on three targets) for 15 yards.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Byrd (hamstring) "looks unlikely" to suit up Sunday in Cincinnati, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
With both Byrd and Christian Kirk (ankle) trending toward inactive status Week 5, it appears that the Cardinals' receiving corps will be headed by Larry Fitzgerald, Trent Sherfield -- Byrd's direct backup -- and KeeSean Johnson. Meanwhile, rookie Andy Isabella and even Pharoh Cooper will be on hand for additional offensive snaps.
Byrd (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against Seattle, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Trent Sherfield will get more snaps in Byrd's absence, though Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson remain the only safe bets for volume. Byrd did see 18 targets the past three weeks, catching 12 passes for 96 scoreless yards. His role security might have been slipping even without the hamstring injury.
Byrd (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Byrd has yet to take the practice field this week, placing a cloud over his availability for Sunday's divisional showdown against the Seahawks. Considering he's received 92 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps through three games, Byrd's direct backup (Trent Sherfield) could be on pace for his first significant workload of the campaign.
Byrd didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.
Byrd's workload wasn't impacted Week 3, when he handled 96 percent of the offensive snaps, so it's unclear when he picked up the health concern. He has two more sessions to get past the issue, at which point his availability for Sunday's game against the Seahawks will be revealed by the Cardinals.
Byrd notched two catches (on four targets) for nine yards during Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Panthers.
Arizona's run-pass ratio was skewed toward the latter for a third consecutive game to start the campaign, but Byrd was unable to take advantage as he did on the first two occasions. He actually ranked first among Cardinals wide receivers in offensive snap share (96 percent), ahead of such notables as Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (92 percent for both). Like most of his teammates, though, Byrd's output suffered with Kyler Murray averaging just 4.0 yards per attempt. Byrd will attempt to bounce back Week 4 against a banged-up Seahawks secondary.
Byrd caught six of seven passes for 45 yards during Sunday's 23-17 loss to Baltimore.
Byrd came up big on a handful of key conversions Sunday, including on a quick slant on fourth down early in the second quarter. Byrd is listed as WR5, but with the Cardinals slinging it a whopping 99 times in two games and Byrd already with 10 catches to start the season, his value may be closer to that of a WR3 or WR4 on a less prolific team. Next up is a visit from traditionally stingy Carolina defense that finds itself 0-2 to start the year.
Byrd recorded four catches (on seven targets) for 42 yards in Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Lions.
An undrafted free-agent signing of the Panthers in 2016, Byrd didn't make much headway in three seasons with the team, totaling 12 receptions in 17 appearances. He moved on to the Cardinals earlier this year and worked his way into a regular role in new coach Kliff Kingsbury's scheme. Byrd may have been helped by the fact rookie draftees Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler (hand, IR) tended to injuries in the preseason. However, Byrd ranked third in offensive snap share (78 of 89, or 87 percent) among Arizona wide receivers behind Larry Fitzgerald (96 percent) and Christian Kirk (93), and ahead of KeeSean Johnson (76), Trent Sherfield (six) and Isabella (zero). Considering that breakdown, Byrd may be assured of a regular role even with Michael Crabtree expected to make his debut with the team Week 2 at Baltimore.
Byrd appears on track for a spot on the 53-man roster, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Byrd was held out of the Cardinals' preseason finale after catching seven of nine targets for 81 yards over the previous three weeks. He isn't likely to get regular snaps on offense, but he could see some work as a return specialist and/or part-time deep threat.
Byrd is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Byrd caught on with the Panthers as an undrafted rookie in 2016 but struggled to stay healthy during his three years with the team. He did score three touchdowns in eight games in 2017, with two coming on passes and the third on a kick return. The 26-year-old will compete for a role as a return specialist and depth wideout in Arizona.
Byrd (arm) became a free agent Wednesday after the Panthers declined to tender him a contract for 2019, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Byrd landed on injured reserve in late November after suffering a broken arm Week 12 against the Seahawks. The 26-year-old had only one catch for eight yards in eight games with Carolina in 2018, numbers that may explain why the team opted not to retain him for another year.
Byrd (arm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Byrd suffered a broken arm in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and was already declared out for the season, so this was just a procedural move. D.J. Moore is listed as the next man up for punt returns on the Panthers' unofficial depth chart.
Byrd suffered a broken arm in Sunday's loss against the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The return specialist is expected to be placed on injured reserve following the injury, so his 2018 campaign is over. His absence likely won't have an impact on the offense, but rookie D.J. Moore could take over Byrd's duties on special teams.
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