Khalil Shakir

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver

Khalil Shakir News

Returns to practice Tuesday

Shakir (illness) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Shakir was sidelined for the first practice of Week 13 prep due to an illness, but he was a full participant during Tuesday's session and should be full go Thursday against New England. The rookie fifth-round pick has caught just one of four targets across his past five appearances.

Nov 29, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Missing practice Monday

Shakir (illness) did not participate at practice Monday ahead of Thursday's game at New England, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Shakir saw his second highest snap share of the season in Buffalo's win at Detroit on Thanksgiving, but he'll now have to recover from an illness in order to suit up again in Week 13. The rookie fifth-rounder hasn't recorded a reception since Week 10, but he's returned a promising 7.9 yards per target through seven games this season.

Nov 28, 2022 12:51 PM EST

Will not practice Sunday

Shakir (illness) won't practice Sunday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: Shakir will be absent for the start of the Bills' work week, as they prepare to play the Patriots on Thursday. The rookie receiver has seen his role increase as Jamison Crowder and Jake Kumerow continue to miss time due to ankle injuries. Most recently playing 45 percent of the team's offensive snaps on Thanksgiving, but he failed to see any targets, and he hasn't recorded a catch since Week 10 against the Vikings, then Week 6 against the Chiefs before that. He'll continue working to grab a larger target share Thursday against the New England, if he can recover in time to play.

Nov 27, 2022 9:54 AM EST

Small showing in big win

Shakir caught one of two targets for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Shakir has been serving as the No. 4 receiver due to injuries and had a much bigger 3-75-1 game the week prior (a game where he was actually the No. 3 wideout), but the rookie is also pretty far down the list when it comes to the Buffalo passing attack, even when he's getting playing time. Shakir has done well to go from fifth-rounder to contributor in such a short time, but using him in lineups at this stage would still be a big dart, and his already limited playing time may be suppressed when Jake Kumerow eventually returns from an ankle injury.

Oct 19, 2022 3:11 PM EST

Scores first career TD

Shakir brought in three of five targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 38-3 win over the Steelers on Sunday. He also returned one kickoff for 34 yards.

Analysis: The rookie was due for an expanded role coming in with Jamison Crowder (ankle), Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) and Jake Kumerow (ankle) all sidelined, and although his volume wasn't extraordinary, he made very good use of it. Shakir recorded his first professional touchdown on a 24-yard grab down the left sideline late in the first half, and he could still have a serviceable role in a Week 6 road showdown against the Chiefs even if McKenzie returns, as Crowder is expected to miss multiple games.

Oct 9, 2022 4:05 PM EST

Joins fray in comeback win

Shakir caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Analysis: While the production wasn't huge, the rookie's catches were timely and the 17-point comeback may not have been possible without Shakir's contributions. The fifth-rounder from Boise State had an excellent camp, but he's been inactive for two games to date while the Super Bowl-contending Bills have gone with more established players to keep their high-powered offense chugging. Those plans could be changing, however, with Jamison Crowder suffering a broken ankle, Isaiah McKenzie in the concussion protocol and Jake Kumerow missing Sunday's win with an ankle injury.

Oct 3, 2022 7:33 PM EST

Healthy scratch in Week 3

Shakir (coach's decision) is inactive Week 3 against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Shakir saw two targets across 23 offensive snaps last week agains the Titans, but he'll be the odd man out among the wideouts following the return of Gabe Davis (ankle). The Bills will proceed with five active wide receivers, and this move also solidifies the fact that frequent special teams contributor Jake Kumerow is ahead of Shakir on the depth chart.

Sep 25, 2022 9:16 AM EST

Active for Monday's game

Shakir is active for Monday night's game against the Titans, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-rounder was inactive in Week 1, but he'll join the Bills' wide receiver mix Monday, with Gabe Davis (ankle) not playing. With Stefon Diggs, Isaiah McKenzie, Jamison Crowder and Jake Kumerow also available, however, it remains to be seen how much work Shakir sees in his NFL regular-season debut.

Sep 19, 2022 3:04 PM EST

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