Kirkwood, 25, originally signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Temple back in 2018 but was released after a few days and was added by the Saints. He was among New Orleans’ final roster cuts coming out of the preseason before re-signing to their practice squad.
New Orleans promoted Kirkwood to their active roster in 2018. Unfortunately, he was placed on injured reserve last year with a hamstring injury before being designated to return.
The Panthers signed Kirkwood to a contract this past March after the Saints declined to tender Kirkwood a restricted contract.
In 2018, Kirkwood appeared in eight games for the Saints and caught 13 passes for 209 yards receiving and two touchdowns.