Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) makes a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

No love: JuJu Smith-Schuster trolls James Bradberry; A.J. Brown claps back

Love wasn’t in the air on Tuesday when Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sent a Valentine’s Day card directed at Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry on Twitter.

The card featured a picture of a smiling Bradberry with the words, “I’ll hold you when it matters most.”

The Valentine’s Day greeting comes two days after Bradberry’s costly holding penalty on Smith-Schuster late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LVII. The game-changing play helped the Chiefs record a 38-35 victory over the Eagles.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody,” Smith-Schuster wrote.

For his part, Bradberry owned up to his penalty after the game.

“It was holding,” Bradberry said. “I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide.”

Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown wasn’t willing to let it slide in relation to Smith-Schuster’s card on social media.

“First off congratulations. Y’all deserve it,” Brown wrote. “This is lame. You was on the way out the league before (Patrick Mahomes) resurrected your career on your 1 year deal Tik-Tok boy. He admitted that he grabbed you but don’t act like your like that or ever was. But congratulations again!”

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Jan 21, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) greets fans prior to an AFC divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman’s availability to play in Super Bowl LVII is trending in the wrong direction, coach Andy Reid announced Thursday.

Hardman initially sustained a pelvis injury during the Chiefs’ 20-17 overtime victory versus the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 6. He returned from a lengthy layoff on Sunday before aggravating the injury in Kansas City’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.

“I doubt that he’ll make the Super Bowl. He was not going to be denied the other day. That’s a tribute to the kid. He (pushes) himself like no other. He’s a tough, tough kid,” Reid said.

Hardman, fellow wideouts JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Kadarius Toney (ankle), and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (concussion) were not expected to practice on Thursday, per Reid. The coach, however, did share optimistic outlooks for Smith-Schuster and Toney, even going so far as to say Thursday that the former is in “in a good place” for the Super Bowl.

As for Jalen Hurts, the Eagles quarterback said Thursday that his ailing shoulder continues to progress with each passing day.

“I’m getting there. I’ve made it clear this whole time it’s something I’m dealing with,” Hurts said.

Also on Thursday, the Eagles opened the 21-day practice window for Arryn Siposs. The right-footed punter was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle on his plant leg during Philadelphia’s 35-10 victory over Tennessee on Dec. 11.

Siposs, 30, averaged 45.6 yards per punt in 13 games this season.

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Nov 6, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) celebrates after a catch and run against the Tennessee Titans during overtime of the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) returning vs. Rams

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has exited concussion protocol and will return from a one-game absence on Sunday when the Chiefs host the Los Angeles Rams.

Smith-Schuster was a full participant in practice all week and was not given a game designation on the Chiefs’ injury report Friday.

The 26-year-old sustained the concussion during the Chiefs’ Week 10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed last week’s 30-27 primetime win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

In his first season with the Chiefs, Smith-Schuster is second on the team in receptions (46) and receiving yards (615) while catching two touchdowns. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fellow Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) was ruled out for the Rams game. Toney, a midseason acquisition from the New York Giants, suffered the injury against the Chargers last week. Guard Joe Thuney (ankle), safety Juan Thornhill (calf) and cornerback Chris Lammons (concussion) were listed as questionable.

The Rams will be without center Brian Allen (thumb), linebacker Travin Howard (hip) and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (knee). Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford (concussion, neck) was ruled out Wednesday.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson (ankle), tight end Tyler Higbee (knee), center Matt Skura (knee) and tackle Ty Nsekhe (ankle) are questionable.

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Oct 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) is tackled by Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano (58) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs place RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) on IR

The Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve Wednesday with a high ankle sprain.

The 23-year-old veteran will miss at least the next four games, with his earliest return coming against the visiting Seattle Seahawks on Christmas Eve.

Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 302 yards and three touchdowns and has 17 catches for 151 yards and three TDs in 10 games (six starts) this season.

While Edwards-Helaire will miss Sunday’s game between the Chiefs (8-2) and visiting Los Angeles Rams (3-7), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could make his return.

Smith-Schuster, 26, missed Sunday night’s 30-27 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers with a concussion. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Smith-Schuster will return to practice this week.

Smith-Schuster has 46 receptions for 615 yards and two scores in nine games (all starts) in his first season with the Chiefs.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and guard Joe Thuney (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, while tackle Lucas Niang was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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Sep 25, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) smiles during warm ups before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster to play Monday

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to play in Monday night’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Network reported.

Smith-Schuster is listed as questionable with hamstring and quad injuries and was a limited participant at practice Saturday.

Smith-Schuster has 19 catches for 224 yards and no touchdowns in four starts in his first season with the Chiefs.

He has 342 receptions for 4,079 yards and 26 TDs in 67 career games (55 starts) with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2017-21) and Chiefs.

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Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is greeted by his teammates as they take the field to play the Las Vegas Raiders  at Heinz Field. The Raiders won the game 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster leaves with shoulder injury

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was ruled out for the second half of Sunday’s game against Denver due to a shoulder injury.

On the first play of a Pittsburgh drive with 5:47 left in the second quarter, Smith-Schuster rushed around the left end for 3 yards before being tackled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson.

Jackson’s helmet struck Smith-Schuster’s right arm and the fifth-year wideout appeared to be in serious pain as he was helped to the locker room.

Smith-Schuster, 24, finished with two carries for 6 yards and zero catches on one target. For the season, he has 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns in five games.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 career catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games.

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Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrate after a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson to play vs. Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson were listed as full participants in practice on Friday and do not carry an injury designation into this weekend’s game against the host Green Bay Packers.

Fellow wide receiver Chase Claypool, however, did not participate in Friday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers (2-1) at Lambeau Field.

Claypool, 23, has 15 catches for a team-leading 211 receiving yards and no touchdowns this season for the Steelers (1-2).

Smith-Schuster, 24, sustained injured ribs in Pittsburgh’s 24-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. He had three catches for 25 yards against the Bengals, raising his season totals to 13 receptions for 118 yards with no touchdowns.

Johnson, 25, is working his way past a knee injury. He has 14 catches for 141 yards and one touchdown in two games this season.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) and linebackers T.J. Watt (groin) and Alex Highsmith (groin) were listed as full participants in Friday’s practice. The three players do not carry an injury designation into Sunday’s game.

Offensive tackles Rashaad Coward (ankle) and Chukwuma Okorafor (concussion) and defensive tackle Carlos Davis (knee) did not practice on Friday. Those three players have been ruled out versus Green Bay.

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Sep 26, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) makes a catch during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster leaves with rib injury

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a rib injury in the second half of Sunday’s home game against the Cincinnati Bengals and will not return.

He had three catches for 25 yards against the Bengals, raising his season totals to 13 receptions for 118 yards with no touchdowns.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster’s career totals include 321 catches for 3,844 yards and 26 TDs in 61 games.

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Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) runs after a pass reception against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Browns won 48-37. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Jets flirting with WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is interviewed by Fox Sports after the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mutual interest exists between free agent wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and the New York Jets.

According to multiple reports, the two sides have discussed parameters of a contract that would reunite the free agent with his college quarterback at Southern Cal, Sam Darnold.

The Jets have already added a wide receiver, signing Titans free agent Corey Davis to a three-year deal on Wednesday.

Smith-Schuster is one of the best available free agents remaining and, along with Detroit Lions free agent Kenny Golladay, could command a larger contract than most of the wideouts on the open market.

Darnold’s future with the Jets appeared tenuous at the end of the season. General manager Joe Douglas hasn’t shown his hand, but with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 draft and a new head coach, speculation is rampant Darnold could still be moved.

Smith-Schuster had 97 receptions and nine touchdowns in 2020. He had 308 receptions and 26 touchdowns in four seasons with the Steelers.

Smith-Schuster is likely too pricey for Pittsburgh, given the Steelers’ tight salary cap situation.

Other teams rumored to be interested in the 24-year-old include the Lions, Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Dec 15, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster takes in the pregame atmosphere before playing the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WRs Smith-Schuster, Johnson miss practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced without their top two wide receivers Wednesday.

JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) were on the sidelines with injuries, but coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both to be ready for Sunday’s visit from the Houston Texans (0-2).

“Guys could be limited in the early portions of the week, but I doubt it will be significant in terms of their availability,” Tomlin said.

Johnson leads the Steelers (2-0) with 14 catches and 149 receiving yards. Smith-Schuster has 13 receptions for 117 yards and a team-high two touchdowns.

Right guard David DeCastro was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after missing the first two games with a knee injury.

Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (knee) also missed practice with an injury. Four players were given a rest day: QB Ben Roethlisberger, defensive ends Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt, and center Maurkice Pouncey.

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