Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals place WR Kirk on reserve/COVID list

The Arizona Cardinals placed receiver Christian Kirk on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday, knocking him out of the team’s must-win game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday to earn an NFC wild-card spot.

Kirk, who has 48 receptions for 621 yards and six touchdowns this season, is the eighth Cardinal to be placed on the list this season.

His absence hinders the team’s offense, as wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable with a groin injury, as are running back Chase Edmonds (hip) and tight end Maxx Williams (ankle). Receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hip) practiced fully on Friday after being limited on Thursday.

In Kirk’s absence, the Cardinals will be counting on increased production from receivers KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella, who is expected to be active for the first time since Fitzgerald returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list three games ago.

–Field Level Media