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Chiefs Announce Kadarius Toney's Week 9 Status for Sunday Night Football

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Kadarius Toney's status in Week 9.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Kadarius Toney's status in Week 9. / AP Photos/Jason Behnken

The Kansas City Chiefs made a bit of an unexpected move last week when they traded for second-year wide receiver Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants. Toney has been recovering from a hamstring pull he suffered back in Week 2, but the team revealed an exciting update on Sunday.

Kansas City Chiefs Injury News

Toney is fully healthy and will be active against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football. In fact, the former Florida standout would've played for the Chiefs last week if the team wasn't on a bye. Toney never appeared on the Kansas City injury report and participated in daily practices as well.

The grade 2 hamstring pull is now in the past as Toney looks to start fresh in a high-powered offense. The 23-year-old has the athleticism and speed to make an immediate impact if given a chance. That was shown during his 10-catch, 189-yard performance for the Giants in Week 5 of the 2021 season.

Toney joins a WR group that is led by JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Keep in mind Toney has drawn comparisons to former Chiefs pass-catcher Tyreek Hill in the past due to his ability to tally yards after the catch. It makes his ceiling on this offense sky high.

It's unclear how many snaps Toney will appear in on Sunday night, but it's safe to say his workload will increase as the season moves on. Capitalizing on the opportunity will be the key. For now, the Chiefs are slated as 12.5-point home favorites over the Titans in Week 9, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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