Kadarius Toney

Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver
Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver
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Kadarius Toney News

Sidelined again Sunday

Toney (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest in Cincinnati.

Analysis: Since picking up a hamstring injury during the first half of the Chiefs' Week 11 road win against the Chargers, Toney hasn't been unable to practice and now will miss a second consecutive game. He'll set his sights on returning to action Sunday, Dec. 11 at Denver, but in the meantime JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will serve as Kansas City's top wide receivers, with Justin Watson and Skyy Moore available for any wide receiver reps that linger.

Dec 2, 2022 1:38 PM EST

Misses another practice

Toney (hamstring) didn't practice Friday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Toney didn't practice all week, so he' trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Bengals. Friday's final injury report will reveal whether the wideout has any chance to play this weekend or is officially ruled out for the second straight week.

Dec 2, 2022 11:24 AM EST

Missing another practice

Toney (hamstring) won't practice Thursday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Toney also missed Wednesday's practice, so at this stage the wideout is looking iffy for Sunday's game against the Bengals. If Toney remains sidelined this weekend, Justin Watson and Skyy Moore would be in line to log added WR snaps in Week 13 alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster (illness) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Dec 1, 2022 9:58 AM EST

Still not practicing

Toney (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Andy Reid noted that Toney is improving, but with a Wednesday absence on tap, the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is uncertain. Toney has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury during Kansas City's Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Nov 30, 2022 10:06 AM EST

Won't play in Week 12

Toney (hamstring) is listed as out Sunday against the Rams.

Analysis: Toney's absence is hardly surprising considering he was unable to practice in any capacity after aggravating his hamstring injury against the Chargers in Week 11. The 2021 first-round pick has been limited to five appearances in 2022, split between the Giants and Chiefs.

Nov 25, 2022 12:21 PM EST

Unable to practice all week

Toney (hamstring) didn't practice Friday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Toney has been absent for all three of Kansas City's practices this week after leaving early in the Week 11 win over the Chargers due to his latest hamstring injury. He'll almost certainly have an injury designation on Friday's injury report, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Toney ruled out altogether.

Nov 25, 2022 11:40 AM EST

Logs another practice absence

Toney (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's injury report.

Analysis: Toney didn't practice Wednesday, so the wideout's Thursday 'DNP' clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Rams. On the plus side for the Chiefs, fellow WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) was able to practice fully for the second straight day. If Toney can't play this weekend, added Week 12 snaps would be available for Justin Watson and Skyy Moore.

Nov 24, 2022 11:43 AM EST

Set to miss practice

Toney (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Toney was forced out of Kansas City's Week 11 win over the Chargers with a hamstring injury after logging 14 snaps. He'll now have two more chances to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, but if Toney is unable to suit up, added opportunities would be available for fellow WRs Justin Watson and Skyy Moore.

Nov 23, 2022 10:36 AM EST

Won't return to SNF

Toney (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Toney left in the first half and was subsequently ruled out. He has an extensive history of hamstring injuries over the course of his brief NFL career, so it wouldn't be surprising if Toney's latest injury winds up sidelining him in Week 12 against the Rams and possibly beyond.

Nov 20, 2022 7:48 PM EST

Hamstring injury flares up

Toney (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Toney has been plagued by injuries the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and his hamstring has been a frequent cause of concern. The Chiefs traded for Toney in hopes that he could find the health and consistency that eluded him in New York, but Toney made it through only two games unscathed before getting banged up in his third appearance for Kansas City. He didn't catch his only target against the Chargers prior to the injury.

Nov 20, 2022 6:57 PM EST

Added snaps on tap

With Mecole Hardman (abdomen) having landed on injured reserve, Toney figures to see added opportunities in the coming weeks, Charles Goldman of the USA Today reports.

Analysis: Hardman isn't eligible to return to action before Week 15, so Toney should see his share of snaps in the meantime, beginning with Sunday night's game against the Chargers. In his second contest for the Chiefs since coming over in a trade with the Giants, Toney hauled in four of his five targets for 57 yards and a TD and rushed twice for 33 yards in the team's Week 10 win over the Jaguars.

Nov 17, 2022 2:36 PM EST

Produces with more opportunity

Toney brought in four of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for 33 yards in the Chiefs' 27-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also returned two punts for 11 yards.

Analysis: Playing in his second game with the Chiefs, Toney enjoyed a significant boost in involvement that was partly the result of JuJu Smith-Schuster's early exit due to a head injury. Toney also scored his first career touchdown on a tip-toeing reception down the right sideline from six yards out to open the scoring. The second-year wideout's increase in involvement is encouraging under any circumstance, and could lead to even more than it did Sunday if Smith-Schuster is forced to miss the Week 11 Sunday night road showdown against the Chargers.

Nov 13, 2022 3:38 PM EST

Light involvement in Chiefs debut

Toney gathered in both of his targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 20-17 overtime victory against the Titans.

Analysis: Toney only took the field for nine offensive snaps following his trade to Kansas City from the Giants before last Monday's trade deadline. Toney is also notably recovering from a Grad 2 hamstring pull he suffered in Week 2, and Sunday marked his first action since then. Toney should see his playing time grow as he becomes more familiar with the offense, but it's a promising start to see him involved early.

Nov 8, 2022 9:25 AM EST

In line to suit up Sunday

Toney is slated to be active Sunday night against the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The report notes that Toney -- who is not listed on Kansas City's Week 9 injury report -- has recovered from the grade 2 hamstring pull that he suffered in week 2 while he was with the Giants. In his looming debut with the Chiefs, it remains to be seen how heavy a workload the 2021 first-rounder will see, but as the season progresses, look for Toney to work his way into the team's wideout rotation, which also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman.

Nov 6, 2022 7:41 AM EST

Poised to make debut with KC

Toney is a good bet to make his Chiefs debut Sunday against the Titans, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports. "I think so," coach Andy Reid said Friday when asked about Toney's upcoming availability.

Analysis: Kansas City acquired Toney from the Giants on Oct. 27, but the former was in the midst of its bye week at the time. Now with a full week of practice under his belt and having avoided Week 9 injury reports entirely after making just two appearances for his old team this season due to hamstring issues, he's set to contribute for the first time since Week 2. In 12 appearance across the last two campaigns, the 2021 first-rounder hauled in 41 catches (on 60 targets) for 420 yards and tallied five carries for 29 yards. Toney still is waiting on his first career TD, though.

Nov 4, 2022 2:46 PM EST

Preparing to play Sunday

The Chiefs are preparing Toney to play in Sunday night's game against the Titans, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "We'll try to work him in," Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday of the wideout, who the team traded for last week. "He's a smart kid. He's been with us a couple days, so we've had a chance to talk to him. He picks things up fairly easily."

Analysis: Meanwhile, Toney who had missed time with a hamstring injury prior to being traded, is not listed on the Chiefs' Week 9 injury report. With his hamstring issue no longer an impediment at this stage, the 2021 first-rounder appears poised to suit up this weekend, but with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman also is Kansas City's WR mix, Toney figures to be eased into the team's offense, especially after having not seen game action since Week 2.

Nov 2, 2022 2:40 PM EST

Deemed healthy by new HC

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Monday that Toney (hamstring) "is healthy now," Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Toney suited up just twice for the Giants due to a lingering hamstring injury before being traded to the Chiefs, but he appears to be healthy enough to start practicing with Kansas City on Wednesday. While Reid's comments are certainly an encouraging update, it's still unclear if Toney will be able to learn the playbook quick enough to even be active for Week 9, let alone demand a hefty target share. Regardless, Kansas City paid a hefty price to acquire the dynamic wideout's services, so they're expected to get him involved when he's up to speed with Reid's offense, though where he'll land on the depth chart remains to be seen.

Oct 31, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Bound for Kansas City

The Chiefs acquired Toney (hamstring) from the Giants on Thursday in exchange for a third-round compensatory pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Getting on the field has been a challenge for Toney since he was selected in the first round of last year's draft, and after playing in 10 games as a rookie, he's suited up just twice in 2022 while tending to injuries to both of his hamstrings. He hasn't practiced in any fashion since Oct. 5, but the Chiefs must have been confident enough in his health and talent to bring him aboard. With Kansas City on bye Week 8, Toney's first chance to make his team debut will come Nov. 6 against the Titans, assuming he's moved past the hamstring issue by then. Toney could be integrated into the Chiefs' game plan slowly, but his high-end athleticism may allow him to emerge as a useful fantasy option in a high-powered Patrick Mahomes-led offense by season's end. Toney, who already has a 189-yard receiving game on his resume, joins a Chiefs wideout group that includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman, Skyy Moore and Justin Watson.

Oct 27, 2022 9:42 AM EST

Another missed practice

Toney (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Toney hasn't suited up for the Giants since Week 2 due to hamstring injuries. Veteran Kenny Golladay (knee) is also not practicing Wednesday, so New York could once again have to proceed with Wan'Dale Robinson (undisclosed), Darius Slayton, David Sills and Richie James atop the depth chart.

Oct 26, 2022 9:40 AM EST

Officially out

Toney (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With Toney and Kenny Golladay (hamstring) out again, the Giants have Darius Slayton, Marcus Johnson, Wan'Dale Robinson, David Sills and Richie James available. All got some playing time last week, with Robinson catching his first pro touchdown and perhaps working toward a larger role as the season progresses.

Oct 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

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