Dec 10, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) scores a touchdown during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The play would be called back due to an offensive penalty. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Chiefs decline WR Kadarius Toney’s 2025 option

Kansas City wide receiver Kadarius Toney has one more season left on his rookie contract after the Chiefs declined the fifth-year 2025 option, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday.

Toney, 25, signed his first NFL deal after the New York Giants made him the 20th overall pick in the 2021 draft. He played one full season with New York before being traded to Kansas City in October 2022.

In his first full season with the Chiefs in 2023, Toney battled injuries and had just 27 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in 13 games (two starts). He also had six punt returns for 58 yards.

Toney was injured before the season started, tearing a meniscus at the first practice of the summer and missing the rest of training camp.

He played in the season opener after undergoing surgery but was bothered by injuries throughout the season. Including the postseason, he was on the Chiefs’ injury report for 19 of their 21 games.

After Week 15, Toney didn’t play another down the rest of the season and sat out the Chiefs’ run to a second straight Super Bowl championship.

This season, Toney will have added competition as the Chiefs brought in free agent wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and chose speedy wideout Xavier Worthy in the first round of last month’s draft.

In three seasons with the Giants (2021-22) and Chiefs (2022-23), Toney has 82 catches for 760 yards and three touchdowns. He also has 17 punt returns for 119 yards.

–Field Level Media

Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) warms up before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney won’t play in Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is not expected to play in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers, ESPN reported on Sunday.

Toney, 25, last saw action in Kansas City’s 27-17 victory over the New England Patriots on Dec. 17 when he had two receptions for 5 yards. A hip injury has been listed as the primary reason keeping him out.

When asked on Tuesday whether Toney would play, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “We’ll see.” Reid noted Toney has “been practicing, we’ll just see whether he’s up or not.”

For his part, Toney claimed, “I’m not hurt, none of that. Hip, knee, nuh-uh,” in a viral Instagram Live post the morning of the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs beat the host Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the Jan. 28 matchup.

His comments were interpreted by some as an insinuation that the Chiefs were lying about his injury, but Toney told NFL Network on Tuesday that he was not attacking the Chiefs but rather his former team, the New York Giants.

“It kind of started like that,” Toney said in an interview with NFL Network on Tuesday. “In the process of that, I got interrupted so it got like a mixed message behind it, I guess you could say. Then, a lot of footage got chopped up in the release, so it made it like I was attacking doing what I love the most.

“I never attacked the Chiefs, never said anything about the Chiefs. Who I was referring to was the Giants fans and the people in my comment box, not even on my live recording, so you wouldn’t even know they were there.”

Toney was a key part of the Chiefs’ fourth-quarter push to a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s Super Bowl, catching a touchdown pass and returning a punt 65 yards to set up another. His punt return was the longest in Super Bowl history.

Toney, who is in his first full season with the Chiefs, had 27 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in 13 games (two starts) this season. He also had six punt returns for 58 total yards.

–Field Level Media

Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) warms up before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs downgrade WR Kadarius Toney to out vs. Ravens

The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled out wide receiver Kadarius Toney from Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the host Baltimore Ravens due to a hip injury and personal reasons.

Toney, 25 on Saturday, previously was listed as questionable for the game. He last saw action in a Week 13 victory over the New England Patriots when he had two receptions for 5 yards.

Toney, who is in his first full season with the Chiefs, had 27 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in 13 games (two starts) this season. He also had six punt returns for 58 total yards.

Also on Saturday, the Chiefs activated defensive tackle Mike Pennel and cornerback Keith Taylor from the practice squad.

–Field Level Media

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) returns a kick against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs rule out WR Kadarius Toney (hip, ankle) vs. Bills

The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled out wide receiver Kadarius Toney from Sunday’s AFC divisional round game against the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park, N.Y.

Toney, 24, had been listed as questionable as late as Friday with hip and ankle injuries.

New additions to the Kansas City injury report include defensive lineman Charles Omenihu, who is questionable with an illness, and linebacker Willie Gay, who is questionable with a neck injury.

Toney, who is in his first full season with the Chiefs, had 27 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in 13 games (two starts) this season. He also had six punt returns for 58 total yards.

Toney last saw action in a Week 13 victory over the New England Patriots when he had two receptions for five yards.

The Chiefs already had ruled out nose tackle Derrick Nnadi (triceps) and offensive lineman Wanya Morris (concussion). Skyy Moore (knee) won’t be activated from IR in time for the game, while fellow wide receiver Justyn Ross (hamstring) remains questionable.

–Field Level Media

Oct 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) hugs Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after a game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes on exchange with Josh Allen: ‘We’re all good’

Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that he has reached out to Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen to discuss his comments following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 20-17 loss to the Bills this past weekend.

“I talk to Josh a lot. We’re all good,” the Chiefs quarterback said. “But I’ll keep those conversations to ourselves.”

Mahomes admittedly was hot under the collar after Kansas City wide receiver Kadarius Toney’s apparent go-ahead touchdown with 1:12 remaining in Sunday’s game was negated by an offside call.

Mahomes vented his frustration at the officials and was captured on camera telling Allen: “Wildest (expletive) call I’ve ever seen. Offensive offsides on that play, man. (Expletive) terrible.”

Allen confirmed on Wednesday that Mahomes reached out to him after the exchange.

“It’s football. It’s a game of emotion,” Allen said. “I know he didn’t mean anything by it, and I know the cameras caught the last few seconds of what we were talking about. He’s an ultimate competitor, and he wants to win. That’s why he is who he is.”

Mahomes changed his tune on Monday, telling 610 Sports Radio that his actions were “not a great example for kids watching the game.”

Mahomes also was asked Wednesday if he’s checked in with Toney and the other wide receivers.

“All the receivers know I believe in them,” Mahomes said. “That’s just kind of how I roll. If you’re in this locker room and I see how hard you work, I’m going to trust in you in big moments, and I’m going to give you chances to go out there and make plays. From everything I know, their mindset seems like it’s in a good spot and they just want to go out there and continue to get better and better. I can see that by how hard they’re working.”

Mahomes then shared a specific message for Toney.

“Just be you man. … You make one mistake, that’s not gonna define you. It’s gonna be how you respond to that mistake,” Mahomes said.

–Field Level Media

Sep 7, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) is unable to make the catch during the second half against the Detroit Lions at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney on drops: ‘That’s on me’

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney didn’t have a very good week. And his performance in a season-opening loss last Thursday was pretty awful, too.

Toney addressed reporters Wednesday for the first time since the Chiefs’ 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions, a game that saw Toney drop two crucial passes, one that ended up going for a Lions pick-6. Toney has been the butt of social media jokes and memes since the loss, but it’s his team he most cares about.

“In reality, I told coach, I told Pat (Mahomes), I told all the guys, that’s on me,” Toney said. “At the end of the day, y’all count on me and rely on me to make certain plays and I have to be able to do that.”

Toney finished with one catch for 1 yard against the Lions on a team-high-tying five targets. The Chiefs needed a go-to receiver against the Lions with All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce missing the game with a knee injury.

Toney missed training camp after having surgery to repair a partial tear in his meniscus. He played in seven games (three starts) for the Chiefs in 2022 after getting traded from the New York Giants. So, he’s still trying to get things figured out.

Toney has had the full support of his teammates and coaches, including Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who told him to just settle down.

Mahomes said after the game he’s sure “those drops will disappear.”

“I have trust in KT. He missed a lot of training camp,” Mahomes said Thursday. “Obviously, he wanted to play and fought in rehab hard so he could play. Stuff is not always going to go your way, obviously, he would have wanted to catch a few of those in the game, but I have trust that he is going to be the guy that I go to in those crucial moments and he’s going to make the catch and win us some games like he did last year and get him more and more reps.”

As for Toney, he’s looking straight ahead to Jacksonville on Sunday in Week 2.

“Just thinking about next week and how I can make plays,” Toney said. “I’m not going to dwell on the past.”

–Field Level Media

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) scores a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023.

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Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney set for opener; Chris Jones remains a holdout

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney has recovered from knee surgery and will be on the field Thursday night when the Kansas City Chiefs open the season against the Detroit Lions. Defensive tackle Chris Jones is another story.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Sunday that Toney is “good to go” after missing most of training camp since arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee on July 25.

As for Jones, who is holding out in a contract dispute, he did not report to practice again Sunday.

“I don’t know when he’s coming or not coming,” Reid said.

Jones, 29, has been incurring daily fines of $50,000 since the start of training camp. He said on social media last month that he can afford to forfeit his weekly game checks and is prepared to sit out until Week 8.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Jones has one season remaining on the four-year, $80 million contract he signed with the Chiefs in 2020. He’s scheduled to make a base salary of $19.5 million this season, plus bonuses.

Jones finished third in Defensive Player of the Year balloting last season after matching his career best of 15.5 sacks. The two-time Super Bowl champion has 65 sacks in 107 games (86 starts) over seven NFL seasons with the Chiefs.

As for Toney, 24, he had 16 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in nine games split between the New York Giants and Chiefs last season. The Chiefs acquired Toney from the Giants on Oct. 27 in exchange for a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Toney’s biggest moments with Kansas City came in the 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Toney set a Super Bowl record with a 65-yard punt return that set up a fourth-quarter touchdown. He also caught a 5-yard scoring pass earlier in the final period.

–Field Level Media

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) scores a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023.

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Report: Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (knee) expected back for season’s start

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney, after aggravating a knee injury on Sunday, is expected to miss more training camp practices and return in time for the regular season, ESPN reported Monday.

Toney had “tweaked his knee” while catching punts prior to the first day of camp on Sunday, head coach Andy Reid said that day. Toney had an offseason surgical procedure on the knee.

Toney, 24, had 16 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in nine games split between the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs last season. The Chiefs acquired Toney from the Giants on Oct. 27 in exchange for a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Toney’s biggest moments with Kansas City came in the 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Toney set a Super Bowl record with a 65-yard punt return that set up a fourth-quarter touchdown. He also caught a 5-yard scoring pass earlier in the final period.

Toney has totaled 55 receptions for 591 yards and two touchdowns in 19 games (eight starts) since being selected by the Giants in the first round (20th overall pick) of the 2021 NFL Draft.

He had played in 10 games as a rookie and two in 2022 for the Giants, and then seven with Kansas City as injuries have been an issue for him.

–Field Level Media

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) carries the ball on a 65-yard punt return against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney injures knee prior to practice

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney “tweaked his knee” while catching punts prior to Sunday’s training camp practice, head coach Andy Reid said.

Reid did not provide any other specifics on Toney, who did not participate in the session.

Toney, 24, had 16 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in nine games split between the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs last season. The Chiefs acquired Toney from the Giants on Oct. 27 in exchange for a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Toney has totaled 55 receptions for 591 yards and two touchdowns in 19 games since being selected by the Giants with the 20th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 2, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) runs with the ball ahead of Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Jayon Brown (50) during a game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (hamstring) out vs. Chiefs

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has been ruled out for Sunday’s home game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sutton sustained a hamstring injury in the Broncos’ 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday.

The 27-year-old has played in every game this season for Denver (3-9). He has team-leading totals in catches (52) and receiving yards (688), although just one touchdown reception.

Linebacker Dakota Allen (hamstring) and fullback/tight end Andrew Beck (hamstring) also been ruled out against Kansas City (9-3).

Defensive tackle D.J. Jones (shoulder), linebacker Justin Strnad (knee) and guard Dalton Risner (shoulder/back) are questionable for the game.

Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday. He is questionable to play on Sunday.

Toney, 23, has six catches for 69 yards and a touchdown in three games with Kansas City after being acquired in a midseason trade with the New York Giants.

Guard Joe Thuney (ankle) also is questionable for Sunday’s game despite participating in full for the third consecutive day in practice.

–Field Level Media