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Keith Kirkwood

#7 WR,


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RANK: 202





28 yrs


6'3'' / 210 lbs



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Inks one-year extension

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-02-17

The Saints signed Kirkwood to a one-year extension Friday, John Hendrix of reports.

Kirkwood spent his first two NFL campaigns with the Saints before heading to Carolina. He re-joined New Orleans ahead of the 2022 regular season and bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad early in the campaign before landing an end-of-season contract at the beginning of January. He appeared in five games, including the Saints' last three regular-season contests, but he caught just two of four targets across 149 offensive snaps -- the most since his rookie campaign. He'll stick around the Saints organization through the 2023 campaign, but he's unlikely to garner a significant role, especially if Jarvis Landry (ankle) and Michael Thomas (toe) are healthy.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
5 SEA Dome 73° 1.4 109th 1.40-5.045.511404.0220%0004%41%7%52%
6 CIN Dome 78° 2.4 81st 2.403.043.51114014.01220%1003%55%8%37%
16 @CLE Outdoor 6° 0.0 139th
17 @PHI Outdoor 54° 0.0 137th 0.004.543.500000.0000%0000%50%11%39%
18 CAR Dome 62° 0.0 145th 0.00-3.541.500000.0000%0000%54%18%29%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 1 02.31.1517th2.01.0130.
Home Dome 3 10.41.9034th0.70.760.
Away Outdoor 4 00.30.59198th2.00.840.
Away Retractable Dome 1 00.00.00214th1.

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 24 NO 8 1 46 123rd2113209216.112413%9404%57%7%36%
2019 25 NO 1 0 0 238th00000.0000%0000%58%0%42%
2020 27 CAR 1 0 2 408th2113013.0490%1000%66%3%31%
2021 27 CAR 3 0 5 200th731705.70625%0001%49%3%47%
2022 28 NO 5 1 4 202nd421809.07233%1001%51%10%40%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Serves as depth piece in 2022

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Kirkwood accrued zero targets during Sunday's 10-7 defeat versus Carolina. He finished the 2022 season with two receptions (on four targets) for 18 yards.

Kirkwood did not record a catch for the third straight game to end the regular season. The 28-year-old spent the first two seasons of his career with New Orleans before heading to Carolina for back-to-back campaigns. Kirkwood then rejoined the Saints in early September and bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad this season. While he played at least 30 percent of offensive snaps in all five of his appearances, Kirkwood never carved out a consistent role in the Saints' injury-riddled receiving corps. Instead, his opportunities on offense shrunk almost to zero over the second half of the season, as rookie wideouts Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed as well as tight end Juwan Johnson buoyed the team's limited passing game. Kirkwood ended the season as a core special-teamer and blocker on offense, and he's now set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.

Signed to active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

The Saints signed Kirkwood to their active roster Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Kirkwood was elevated for back-to-back weeks, but he failed to haul in either of his targets across 43 offensive snaps. The undrafted wideout out of Temple will land a spot on the Saints' active roster for the final game of the season after New Orleans placed Dwayne Washington on the reserve/non-football illness list Wednesday.

Returns to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-03

Kirkwood reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Kirkwood saw 28 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Eagles, but he failed to record any stats. He's now appeared in four games this season, recording two catches on four targets for 18 yards. He'll likely also have the opportunity to suit up Sunday against the Panthers.

Will be active Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-31

Kirkwood has been elevated from the Saints' practice squad to their active roster ahead of Week 17's clash against Philadelphia, Katherine Terrell of reports.

Kirkwood has gone back-and-forth between New Orleans' practice squad and active roster this season, and he has totaled two catches on four targets for 18 yards across 94 offensive snaps. He played 16 offensive snaps last week against the Browns with top wideout Chris Olave (hamstring) out of action, so Kirkwood could see similar usage if Olave misses the Week 17 contest.