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Top Kylie Fitts News

  • Kylie Fitts: Retires due to health concerns

    Fitts announced his retirement Friday.

    Fitts suffered a concussion midway through the 2021 season and was unable to return. He cited the severity of the injury as his reason for ending his playing career. Fitts spent the last three seasons with Arizona while contributing on special teams, and he racked up a total of 15 tackles across his four-year career.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Placed on injured reserve

    Fitts (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Fitts' placement on injured reserve doesn't come as a surprise since he announced Friday that he'll miss the remainder of the season. The 27-year-old recorded two solo tackles while playing mainly on special teams to begin the year.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Out for season

    Fitts (concussion) announced via his Instagram account that he will be out for the remainder of the 2021 season.

    Fitts appeared in all six games for the Cardinals this season and recorded two solo tackles. His absence shouldn't affect Arizona's defensive rotations, but he will likely be missed on special teams.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Pens one-year deal in Arizona

    Fitts signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Fitts was an exclusive-rights free agent, so he had little choice but to sign his tender offer. He isn't a candidate to emerge as a fantasy asset in IDP formats, but his presence as a depth defensive player and special-teams asset will be notable for Arizona.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Lands on injured reserve

    Fitts (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    Fitts missed Week 15 with a hamstring injury but returned to the lineup for this past Saturday's loss to the 49ers. The Cardinals didn't reveal the reason Fitts was placed on IR, but it's likely related to the prior hamstring issue. Fitts will be eligible to return if the Cardinals make it to the NFC Championship.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Clear to face Niners on Saturday

    Fitts (hamstring) is listed as active heading into Saturday's game against San Francisco.

    Fitts couldn't suit up last Sunday during a home win over the Eagles after popping up late in the week on the Cardinals' injury report. The 2018 sixth-round pick of Chicago has been subsequently cleared for a Week 16 appearance with limited practice sessions Tuesday through Thursday. The overwhelming majority of Fitts' involvement since Week 10 has come via special teams, as he's only fielded 28 combined defensive snaps over his past five appearances.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Can't go Week 15

    Fitts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports.

    This injury popped up Thursday, and the third-year linebacker watched from the sidelines during Friday's session. Fitts rarely plays on defense, so his absence will mainly affect the Cardinals' special-teams coverage.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Suiting up Sunday

    Fitts (hamstring) is active for Sunday's divisional matchup against Seattle.

    Fitts was limited in practice all week, so it never appeared as though his availability for Sunday Night Football was in serious jeopardy. He stands to start at outside linebacker versus Seattle.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Tagged as questionable

    Fitts (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    Fitts logged three limited practice sessions this week and is trending in the right direction, although the Cardinals could shut him down so he can get back to full health during the team's Week 8 bye. The 26-year-old linebacker is slated for a starting role if he can play, but Haason Reddick is expected to start if Fitts can't go.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Unavailable for Week 6

    Fitts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Fitts was unable to practice this week and will predictably sit out as a result. The 26-year-old is expected to start at outside linebacker moving forward with Chandler Jones (biceps) on injured reserve, but for the time being, Dennis Gardeck (foot) likely will take over if he's healthy.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Ready to roll Week 2

    Fitts (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, per the Cardinals' official Twitter account.

    Fitts had been dealing with a wrist injury, but ultimately he showed enough throughout the week to earn a second consecutive active designation to kick off 2020. The 25-year-old linebacker fielded nine defensive snaps and 13 special-teams snaps during Arizona's season-opening upset of San Francisco, and he is primed to step into a depth role once again Week 2.

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  • Cardinals' Kylie Fitts: Added from practice squad

    Fitts was promoted to the Cardinals' 53-man roster Wednesday.

    Fitts spent training camp with Chicago and eventually joined Arizona's practice squad after being waived at roster cutdowns. The 2018 sixth-round pick appeared in six games last season but did not record a tackle.

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  • Kylie Fitts: Hits waivers

    The Bears waived Fitts on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Fitts played in six games as a rookie last year, working both on defense and special teams. The Bears have a deep linebacker corps after adding Kevin Pierre-Louis and Josh Woods this offseason, and those two acquisitions pushed Fitts off of the 53-man roster.

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  • Bears' Kylie Fitts: Plays six games as rookie

    Fitts did not record a tackle in six games for the Bears in 2018.

    Fitts was drafted in the sixth round of last April's draft and managed to crack he 53-man roster, but didn't see game action until Week 8. The 24-year-old has a lot of work to do if he is going to work his way into playing time on Chicago's stout defense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, CA
Age: 28
School: Utah
Experience: 4