Placed on IR
The Jaguars placed Kirk (groin) on injured reserve Friday.
Per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network, Kirk will undergo surgery to address a core muscle/groin injury and will miss at least four games following his placement on IR. While Kirk is out of the lineup, rookie Parker Washington should step into a steady role in three-receiver sets alongside Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones.
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The Jaguars are expected to make a strong push to re-sign Ridley, who can become an unrestricted free agent in March, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Beathard appeared in seven games this season and completed 40 of 53 passes for 349 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. He also carried eight times for 35 yards.
Bigsby rushed three times for 16 yards and returned four kickoffs for 99 yards during Jacksonville's Week 18 loss to Tennessee. He finished the season with 50 rushes for 132 yards and two touchdowns plus one catch for six yards.
Patterson was elevated from Cleveland's practice squad Friday and will kick in Saturday's wild-card round game against the Texans.
Kirk (groin) finished the 2023 season with 57 catches on 85 targets for 787 yards and three touchdowns in 12 appearances. He also rushed once for six yards.
Jones caught six of nine targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Titans.
Patterson reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Engram recorded 10 receptions on 13 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Titans.
Etienne rushed the ball 16 times for 57 yards in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Titans. He added five receptions on six targets for 30 yards.
Ridley recorded six receptions on 10 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Titans.