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Chiefs’ Andy Reid noncommittal on Kadarius Toney’s Tremendous Bowl standing after wideout clarifies social media rant

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was noncommittal on Kadarius Toney’s standing for the Tremendous Bowl, someday after the wideout stated his rant on social media simply hours earlier than the AFC championship recreation was directed at his former fan base. 

Toney, who has not been lively for the Chiefs since their Week 15 recreation in opposition to the New England Patriots, tried to clear up confusion surrounding an expletive-filled rant on social media. 

Kadarius Toney runs out

Kadarius Toney of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs runs onto the sector throughout participant introductions earlier than a recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Payments at GEHA Discipline at Arrowhead Stadium Dec. 10, 2023, in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. (Ryan Kang/Getty Pictures)

The previous New York Big recommended within the Instagram Dwell submit he was not injured regardless of the Chiefs’ resolution to deactivate him earlier than the beginning of the sport in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens. 

Reid defended in opposition to the notion the crew fabricated his harm standing in a press convention after the Chiefs’ victory that following Monday. 

“Properly, clearly he is been on the harm report. That half shouldn’t be made up by any means,” he informed reporters. “He is been working by way of some issues, and he’ll be again on the market.”

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Toney was requested in regards to the social media rant and recommended the feedback had been directed at Giants followers, not the Chiefs. 

“I by no means attacked the Chiefs, by no means stated something in regards to the Chiefs. Who I used to be referring to was the Giants followers and the individuals in my feedback, my remark field, not even on my stay recording, so that you would not even know they had been there,” Toney stated, by way of ESPN. 

Andy Reid and Kadarius Toney talk

Head coach Andy Reid and Kadarius Toney (19) of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs speak previous to an AFC divisional playoff recreation in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. (David Eulitt/Getty Pictures)

“However I used to be referring to them, which I should not have. I simply needed to go on the market. I simply needed to get my message throughout so far as my harm, however I should not have finished that on the finish of the day. I am a person, and I can settle for my errors similar to I settle for my wins. I am simply shifting previous that proper now. We’re making an attempt to exit and making an attempt to win [the Super Bowl].”

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Toney’s standing for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers stays unsure. 

Reid was noncommittal throughout Tuesday’s press convention, however added that Toney has been practising. 

“We’ll see how that goes. He’s been practising, and we’ll simply see whether or not he’s up or not,” Reid stated.

Kadarius Toney vs Eagles

Kevin Byard (31) of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Kadarius Toney (19) of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs throughout a fourth-quarter cross catch at GEHA Discipline at Arrowhead Stadium Nov. 20, 2023, in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. (David Eulitt/Getty Pictures)

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The Chiefs traded third- and sixth-round picks to the Giants for Toney in October 2022. After coping with accidents final season, he delivered within the playoffs, recording 5 catches in a divisional-round win over Jacksonville and a landing reception in final yr’s Tremendous Bowl win. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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