— Rob Collins (@RCFOX4KC) November 2, 2022
Kansas City Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney got his first practice in with his team on Wednesday. In the brief portion of practice open to the media, Toney was spotted working with Dave Toub’s return specialists, fielding punts in practice. FOX 4 Kansas City’s Rob Collins shared a brief clip of Toney in action.
On Monday, Chiefs HC Andy Reid spoke about Toney’s experience on special teams, noting that it could be something they explore going forward.
“Yeah again, he’s had experience with that in college, he was actually very good in college at that,” Reid said on Monday. “Not as much in the NFL as college, but we know he has that potential and we’ll just see where that goes, Herbie (Teope), as we go forward here.”
It looks like the team is beginning that exploration early in the practice week, but those drills are also pretty common for every player during pregame warmups. It’s unclear how serious the Chiefs are about using him on special teams, but they’ve yet to find an answer at punt returner with rookie WR Skyy Moore having some miscues there so far this season.
Toney was asked whether he liked returning punts ahead of practice. He seems more than willing to do that job if the team wants him to.
“Yeah, yeah, I like returning (punts), but like I said, whatever my role is, that’s what I’m open to doing,” Toney said on Wednesday. “I can’t really say this or that, whatever, but whatever is available, I’m going to take advantage.”
Having an open mind as far as his role will only help him see the field sooner than later in Kansas City.