Report: Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney not expected to play in Super Bowl
Drew Brees on the similarities between himself and Brock Purdy
Drew Brees on the similarities between himself and Brock Purdy.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is not expected to play in Super Bowl 58, according to an ESPN report.
The controversial wide receiver, who caught a touchdown pass and had a key 65-yard punt return in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win last year, hasn’t been active since Week 15 of the regular season.
Toney made headlines when he denied being injured and blasted the Chiefs on social media before the AFC championship game. When asked about Toney’s status for Super Bowl Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid would only say, “We’ll see how it goes.”
Before the AFC title game, the Chiefs listed Toney out due to a hip injury and “personal reasons,” which were later revealed to be the birth of his daughter.
However, Toney claimed in an expletive-laden rant on Instagram Live that he wasn’t injured and the Chiefs were not being truthful about his situation. Then on Monday, he tried to walk back those remarks by saying his anger was aimed at fans of his former team, the New York Giants.
“I never attacked the Chiefs,” he told NFL Network, “I just wanted to get my message across as far as my injury, but I shouldn’t have (done) that at the end of the day.”
Toney was listed as a full practice participant over the last week.