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Krys Barnes

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25 yrs


6'2'' / 229 lbs




Productive late in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-09

Barnes tallied 55 tackles, one interception and five more pass defenses in 16 games during the 2023 regular season.

Barnes scattered six starts among his 16 appearances, and most of his production occurred after Kyzir White was lost for the season after Week 11 due to a torn biceps. As evidence, Barnes had 34 tackles over the final six contests, a span in which he played at least 60 percent of the defensive snaps on four occasions. He was operating on a one-year contract this past season, so a return to the Cardinals in 2024 may depend on White's recovery.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

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Co-leading tackler in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Barnes finished Sunday's 35-31 win over the Eagles with seven tackles (four solo).

Barnes and Antonio Hamilton finished tied for the most tackles on Arizona's defense Sunday. Barnes has played all but one defensive snap over the last two games since moving into the starting middle linebacker role for Kyzir White, who was placed on IR on Nov. 21 with a torn biceps. Since then, Barnes has 28 tackles (15 solo) over five games.

Season high tackles in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

Barnes recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Bears.

Barnes played a season-high 66 defensive snaps, leading to nine takedowns, his highest total of the year. The linebacker has compiled 42 tackles, five pass deflections and an interception over 14 contests in his first season with Arizona.

Good to go

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Barnes (ribs) will play in Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.

Barnes was a limited participant at practice all week. He is apparently feeling good enough to give it a go, so look for him to take on his usual role at linebacker assuming he avoids any setbacks.

Iffy versus San Francisco

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Barnes (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Bo Brack of reports.

Barnes was a limited participant in all three practices this week and has a chance to play Sunday. Barnes has taken over the starting middle linebacker spot with Kyzir White on IR with an elbow injury and the former has 14 tackles over his last three games.

Limited to start week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Barnes (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Barnes took over for Kyzir White (elbow, IR) as the starting middle linebacker in Week 11. Since then, Barnes has registered 14 tackles (seven solo) in three games.

Returning Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Barnes (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Browns.

Barnes will return after a one-game absence. The UCLA product has primarily contributed on special teams this season, and he'll work to make an impact there in Week 9.

Won't play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-27

Barnes (hamstring) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

The 25-year-old linebacker out of UCLA suffered a hamstring injury during the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Seahawks, and he was unable to practice all week, so it's no surprise that he'll be inactive Sunday. Victor Dimukeje is expected to see an increased workload as a rotational linebacker in Barnes' stead.

Dealing with hamstring issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-22

Barnes is questionable to return to Sunday's game with the Seahawks after suffering a hamstring injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Barnes went down in the first half and the linebacker's ability to make it back to the field is now in question. In his absence, Owen Pappoe and Victor Dimukeje could see an increase in workload on Arizona's defense.

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