According to a source who spoke with ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs have acquired wide receiver Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants for a conditional third-round selection and a sixth-round pick.
With the new administration headed by coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen, Toney never really looked to be on stable foundation. Even though Schoen said he never “shopped” the great receiver, other clubs believed that Toney might be gotten for the appropriate price this summer.
Daboll added, “We just believed it was for the benefit of the squad. “Good luck to Kadarius.”
Daboll made his remarks, but neither the Giants nor the Chiefs have made the deal public.
Toney, who was selected by the Giants in the first round of the 2021 draught, has a deal that runs through the 2024 season with a fifth-year option for the 2025 campaign.
Due to hamstring issues, Toney has been out from the Giants’ last five games. He explained to reporters last week that he thought he hurt his left hamstring as he attempted to recover from a right hamstring injury too quickly.
During training camp, Toney first had a right hamstring injury. In Week 2’s victory over the Carolina Panthers, he strained the same hamstring. During a drill on October 5, his left leg suffered a hamstring injury.
Toney will get an extra week to heal as the Chiefs are on bye this week.
Toney, though, claimed on Twitter on Thursday that he is unharmed.
Irrelevant individuals don’t get updates, he added. “That joke would’ve been funny if I was actually hurt still lol.”
Toney has two receptions this year for no yards. He’s had a difficult start to his NFL career, missing 12 of a possible 24 games due to injuries and a COVID-19 infection. In the 12 games he has played, he has 41 receptions for 420 yards.
After Tyreek Hill was moved to the Miami Dolphins in the summer, Kansas City’s wide receiver room underwent a major overhaul. In free agency, the Chiefs signed JuJu Smith-Schuster (494 yards) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (369 yards), who are the team’s second and third leading receivers this season behind standout tight end Travis Kelce (553 yards).
For the balance of this season, the Chiefs’ top three receivers seem secure. Mecole Hardman scored three touchdowns as both Smith-Schuster and Valdes-Scantling surpassed 100 yards in Sunday’s triumph over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Chiefs have work to do at the position in the long run. Hardman is on the final year of his rookie contract, which he signed in 2019, while Smith-Schuster is just under a one-year deal.
Toney’s signing by the Chiefs under general manager Brett Veach maintains a recent trend for the team. The Chiefs have recently acquired more high-round draught selections for little cost, like as cornerback DeAndre Baker, offensive tackle Cameron Erving, and linebacker Reggie Ragland.
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