Christian Kirk

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #13
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #13
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Christian Kirk Feeling Healthy

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin), who missed the final five games of last season with a groin injury, said he's feeling good and healthy this spring during organized team activities. The Jaguars receiving room lost Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones this offseason but added Gabe Davis via free agency and took Brian Thomas in the first round of the NFL draft. Especially with Ridley out of the picture in 2024, the 27-year-old Kirk is the team's most experienced pass-catcher who should be the favorite to be quarterback Trevor Lawrence's most trusted target. Before getting hurt last year, the former second-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 out of Texas A&M had 57 catches (85 targets) for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 starts. In his first year with Jacksonville, Kirk had a career-high 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns.

May 22, 2024 1:41 PM EST

Rashard Higgins, Christian Kirksey Retiring From NFL

Veteran wide receiver Rashard Higgins and linebacker Christian Kirksey are signing one-day contracts with the Cleveland Browns to retire with the organization, the team announced on Tuesday. Higgins was selected by Cleveland in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft and racked up 137 receptions for 1,890 yards and 12 touchdowns in 82 games from 2016 to 2021. He spent the 2022 season with the Carolina Panthers but did not log a snap. Kirkey was a 2014 third-round pick by the Browns and played for the team until 2019 before brief stints with the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, and Buffalo Bills. Overall, he secured 779 tackles, 16.5 sacks, seven interceptions, and 34 passes defended in 114 career games.

Apr 16, 2024 4:30 PM EST

Christian Kirk Won't Play In Week 18

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) was activated from Injured Reserve on Saturday, but he's officially inactive on Sunday for the Week 18 regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars were hoping to get Kirk back in a must-win game after he had made excellent progress following core-muscle surgery, but that won't be the case. The good news is that Jacksonville will be getting Zay Jones (hamstring, knee) back from a two-game absence, so quarterback Trevor Lawrence's top two targets against the Titans will be Calvin Ridley, Jones and tight end Evan Engram as they look to win the AFC South title. When healthy this year, the 27-year-old Kirk was dynamic with 57 receptions, 787 yards and three touchdowns on 85 targets. If the Jags make the playoffs, there's a good chance Kirk will be ready to roll for wild-card weekend.

Jan 7, 2024 11:56 AM EST

Christian Kirk Uncertain For Week 18

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) continues to yield skepticism about his availability for Week 18 versus the Tennessee Titans, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. While the Jaguars showed confidence in Kirk by activating him from injured reserve on Saturday, Rapoport notes that his status is far from certain. If active, he would rank as a low-end WR2 in fantasy football, especially if Trevor Lawrence (right shoulder) suits up. Otherwise, Zay Jones would step up as the Jaguars' No. 2 receiver, putting him in the low-end WR3 tier for fantasy football. The Jaguars will confirm their list of inactives 90 minutes before kickoff.

Jan 7, 2024 8:41 AM EST

Christian Kirk Activated From Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) has been activated from the injured reserve on Saturday. His 21-day practice window opened this week and the team wasted little time getting Kirk back on the field. Having Kirk back on the field is a significant boost for this offense that needs to win this Week 18 matchup. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (finger, shoulder) is still questionable for this contest. His absence would be a significant downgrade for this offense. Kirk has been a viable option for this team, but should be considered a risky WR3 for this game.

Jan 6, 2024 6:43 PM EST

Jaguars Planning To Activate Christian Kirk From Injured Reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to activate standout wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) prior to Sunday's showdown with the Tennessee Titans, according to sources. Kirk had core-muscle surgery but is apparently ready to return for a must-win game in Week 18 after missing the required four games while on Injured Reserve. He was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against Tennessee. Kirk is expected to be a game-time decision. Getting him back against the Titans would be a huge boost to a Jaguars offense that has stumbled down the stretch, but it may not matter much if quarterback Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) misses his second straight game. The 27-year-old had 57 catches for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games before his injury. Kirk will be enticing for those playing DFS this weekend, but he'll also be volatile as a boom/bust option if he's active in what will be his first game action since Week 13.

Jan 6, 2024 12:09 PM EST

Christian Kirk Considered A Game-Time Decision

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) is considered a game-time decision for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans by head coach Doug Pederson. NFL Network's James Palmer writes that players he's spoken to have been blown away by what they've seen from Kirk in practices this week after returning from core-muscle surgery. Kirk's speed is there, but he needs to show more side-to-side cuts to be cleared to play in a must-win game this weekend. The Jaguars must first activate the 27-year-old from Injured Reserve on Saturday if he is going to play. Before missing the last four games, Kirk was a huge piece of Jacksonville's offense, catching 57 of 85 targets for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games. He'll be enticing as a DFS play if he's active, but he'll also be extremely risky if the team monitors his snaps in his first game back.

Jan 5, 2024 3:32 PM EST

Christian Kirk Back At Practice Thursday

After returning to practice on Wednesday, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) was back on the practice field on Thursday as he continues to make his way back from a core muscle injury that landed him on Injured Reserve and required surgery. The Florida Times-Union's Demetrius Harvey says that Kirk isn't at full speed, but he's been amazed at the progress he's made. The 27-year-old could be officially activated from Injured Reserve by Saturday in order to play in a must-win Week 18 game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Kirk was heavily involved in the passing game for the Jaguars before his core injury, but he'll be a dangerous fantasy option if he returns this weekend since he hasn't played in a game since Week 13. If Kirk misses another game, it will be Calvin Ridley, Zay Jones and rookie Parker Washington in three-receiver sets.

Jan 4, 2024 1:58 PM EST

Christian Kirk Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (core) has been designated to return from Injured Reserve, per the Jaguars PR account on X. Kirk suffered a core injury early in the Week 13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Jacksonville offense has struggled ever since. It's unclear when Kirk will be able to play, but the team now has 21 days to activate him to the roster. First things first, the team needs a win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to secure a playoff berth and AFC South title. Assuming they qualify for the postseason, Kirk could be back for the Wild Card Round. Although he may not return before the regular season ends, he's likely to be a popular DFS pick on Wild Card weekend if the Jags take care of business and he's healthy enough to suit up.

Jan 3, 2024 10:12 AM EST

Jaguars Will Open Christian Kirk's Return Window

The Jacksonville Jaguars will open wide receiver Christian Kirk's (groin) 21-day practice window on Wednesday, and he could return for Week 18's regular-season finale versus the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars hope to have all hands on deck on Sunday, currently engaged in a three-way tie atop the AFC South. Jacksonville put Kirk on injured reserve due to a core muscle injury that required surgery following the Week 13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. With Kirk originally expected to miss between six and eight weeks, there's a chance that the 9-7 Jags may push for a sooner return. Before going down, the 27-year-old slot man was acting as one of quarterback Trevor Lawrence's (shoulder) favorite targets for the second year in a row despite Calvin Ridley's presence in 2023. Kirk reeled in 57 of his 85 targets for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 appearances, but he may not take on a full workload if available against the Titans.

Jan 2, 2024 12:41 AM EST

Christian Kirk Headed To Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (core, groin) will be placed on Injured Reserve and will need surgery on the core-muscle/groin injury he suffered in Monday night's overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Kirk was injured on the first offensive play of the game for the Jaguars and is expected to miss anywhere from six to eight weeks, so we probably won't see him again this season for Jacksonville. The 27-year-old will be required to miss at least four games while on IR. In his absence, Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones should serve as the top two wideouts for the Jaguars, with rookie Parker Washington likely to have a bigger role as the No. 3 receiver. Tight end Evan Engram will also see more targets in the passing game, but it might not matter much until quarterback Trevor Lawrence returns from a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Monday.

Dec 8, 2023 12:06 PM EST

Christian Kirk Expected To Miss 6-8 Weeks

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (core) is expected to miss between six and eight weeks due to a core muscle injury that requires surgery. This is a tough development for the Jaguars, who also have quarterback Trevor Lawrence dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Six weeks from his injury would mark the start of the Wild Card playoffs. An eight-week return means he'd be back for the AFC Championship game if Jacksonville made it that far. Either way, his season for fantasy football purposes is most likely over. Kirk caught 57 passes for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games this year.

Dec 6, 2023 10:15 AM EST

Christian Kirk Likely Needs Surgery For Core-Muscle Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (core) suffered a core-muscle injury in Monday night's overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on the first offensive series of the game and likely needs surgery, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Kirk will miss time, but an exact timeline on how long he'll be out is unknown right now. With only five weeks left in the regular season and four in most fantasy leagues (counting playoffs), there's a good chance Kirk won't be available for starting lineups again this year. With the 27-year-old out, Calvin Ridley and tight end Evan Engram should see more targets, while wideouts Zay Jones and Parker Washington should also have bigger roles. However, quarterback Trevor Lawrence (ankle) is also set to miss some time, which makes Jones and Washington a little less attractive as waiver-wire pickups.

Dec 5, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Christian Kirk, Tre Herndon Won't Return For Jags On Monday

The Jacksonville Jaguars downgraded wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) and cornerback Tre Herndon (concussion) from questionable to out for the rest of the Monday night contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. Kirk was injured on the first possession of the game for the Jaguars offense when he caught a 29-yard pass. Herndon was hurt shortly after in the first quarter of action, and both players could be questionable to play on a short turnaround in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns. Kirk looked to be in a substantial amount of pain after his injury and was walking very gingerly into the locker room. If he misses time beyond Monday night, Calvin Ridley and tight end Evan Engram should see even more targets, with Zay Jones moving up to the No. 2 receiver role behind Ridley.

Dec 4, 2023 10:33 PM EST

Christian Kirk Is Questionable To Return On Monday With Groin Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (groin) exited Monday night's game in the first quarter with a groin injury and he has been deemed questionable to return. He was able to haul in his only target of the game for 26 yards, but losing him is a big blow to this offense. Kirk consistently sees either the most or second most targets on the team in each game and he has been the most consistent fantasy contributor among the Jaguars' pass-catchers. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for more updates throughout this game.

Dec 4, 2023 9:06 PM EST

Christian Kirk Still A Strong Flex Option vs. Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk heads into a primetime matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals this coming Monday. The shifty receiver still leads the team in targets with 84, but has been overshadowed by his fellow wideout Calvin Ridley over the past two contests. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence seems to have found a groove, which is positive news for all Jaguars pass-catching options. The Bengals also rank in the bottom half of the league in both fantasy points allowed to wideouts and slot receivers, making Kirk a fine play this week. Consider him a strong WR3/flex in this matchup.

Dec 2, 2023 10:42 PM EST

Christian Kirk Produces 89 Yards In Victory Over Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk hauled in four passes for 89 yards in a 24-21 win over Houston. The former Cardinal was second on the team in targets with seven, actually drawing more attention than his running mate Calvin Ridley, who had the higher-scoring fantasy day. Kirk's performance would have looked much better if he had been able to cross the goal line on a beautiful deep ball by quarterback Trevor Lawrence at the very end of the half, but the speedy receiver was pushed out at the one. Nonetheless, Kirk is still one of, if not the top pass-catching option for Lawrence who has thrown for 626 yards the past few weeks. Next up is a home matchup vs the reeling Cincinnati Bengals.

Nov 26, 2023 8:17 PM EST

Christian Kirk A Safe Flex Option vs. Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk faces a formidable Houston Texans secondary in Week 12. With Zay Jones back in the lineup and Calvin Ridley feasting, Kirk saw his target numbers drop slightly but was still second on the team in that category. The twenty-seven-year-old wideout should be in for a bounce-back afternoon against a Texans defense that is middle-of-the-pack in yards given up through the air, but bottom five league-wide against the slot. Fire Kirk up as a fine flex play in Week 12.

Nov 25, 2023 4:05 PM EST

Christian Kirk With Only 48 Yards In Win vs. Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk caught three of six targets for 48 yards in the 34-14 win against Tennessee. It was definitely a disappointing output for the twenty-seven-year-old, who was coming off his second 100+ yard game of the season. Kirk's teammate Calvin Ridley absolutely dominated the Titans secondary all game long, as Lawrence looked downfield more often than not. The quarterback was also spreading the ball around quite a bit with five different players receiving at least three targets. The Jaguars have wanted to establish a vertical passing attack but have not been able to do this with any sort of consistency this season. This has actually seemed to benefit the likes of Kirk, who makes his money on the quicker intermediate routes. The ex-Cardinal was still second on the team in targets and receiving yards, so there's nothing here to suggest a downward trend. He will look to bounce-back next week against the divisional rival Houston Texans on the road.

Nov 19, 2023 8:39 PM EST

Christian Kirk Checks In As A WR2 Vs. Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk faces a weak Titans secondary in Week 11. Kirk has been the unquestioned No. 1 target for quarterback Trevor Lawrence in 2023, leading the team in targets, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Even with an atrociously bad offensive day in which the Jaguars committed four turnovers and scored three points, Kirk was still able to produce for fantasy managers with six grabs for 104 yards. This coming week he should be able to tear apart the Titans DBs who have been poor in coverage, surrendering the fifth most points to opposing wideouts. Fire up Kirk with confidence.

Nov 17, 2023 11:32 AM EST