Kadarius Toney was the only Kansas City Chiefs player listed on Wednesday’s injury report as a limited practice participant.
The wide receiver suffered an ankle injury early in their AFC Championship Game win against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Toney could suit up and play a pivotal role in the Super Bowl.
NFL Network’s James Palmer said Toney was “running all over the field” and moving well. The Chiefs are optimistic he’s progressing toward playing this Sunday.
Furthermore, coaches told Palmer that Patrick Mahomes has a great connection with Toney. Kansas City is dialing up an “expansive” game plan for the 24-year-old to make big plays, “specifically after the catch.”
Kanas City acquired the 2021 first-round pick from the New York Giants in October. While he flashed promise as a rookie, gaining 189 receiving yards in his fifth game, numerous injuries limited his availability.
Toney hasn’t been a major factor for his new team, tallying 289 yards in nine games (playoffs included). However, he received seven targets in Kansas City’s Divisional Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
No single wide receiver has absorbed the void left behind by Tyreek Hill, but Mahomes has multiple talented options in Toney, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Mecole Hardman went on the IR after returning in the conference championship clash.
Reid will likely have some tricks up his sleeve to combat his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Glendale. If he’s active, some of those Super Bowl plans could include Toney.