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Chiefs coach Andy Reid says new WR Kadarius Toney is healthy

Chiefs coach Andy Reid says new WR Kadarius Toney is healthy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid said the newly acquired wide receiver Kadarius Toney is healthy and the Kansas City Chiefs They look forward to seeing him at their training camp this week.

“I don’t expect him to learn the whole offense in one day,” the Chiefs coach said Monday in his first comments since the team traded with the New York Giants for Tony. “I think it’s going to be a gradual process going forward, although he’s a smart kid so I’m sure he’ll pick it up relatively quickly.

“He hasn’t played here for a few weeks. So getting him back into the swing of things, the speed and everything, will be important, and then we’ll see. But he’s a good addition. I’m just not going to rush him into something that doesn’t feel comfortable or what I’m not comfortable with”.

Toney has not played since Week 2, when he injured his hamstring in the Giants’ win against Carolina Panthers.

Reid said the Chiefs could use Toney as a kicker or punt returner, but was otherwise not specific about a role for him. Wide receiver doesn’t appear to be a huge immediate need for the Chiefs. JuJu Smith-Schuster i Márquez Valdés-Scantling each had 100 yards and Michael Hardman scored three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ last game against the San Francisco 49ers.

“We have a handful of guys that are very capable, and I joke about it, but I mean, you’ve got a football and you can only spread it to one person at a time,” Reid said of Toney’s potential impact. . “We try [utilize] everyone’s strengths and then work on their weaknesses. That allows us guys to at least be in a decent position to do what we think they can do best.

“It’s going to be no different with him than it is with the other guys.”



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