3 Wide Receivers Miss Practice for Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs' depth at pass catcher will be tested in the Super Bowl. Wide receivers Juju Smith-Schuster (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring), and Mecole Hardman (pelvis) all missed practice Friday, Smith-Schuster and Toney are listed as questionable on the Chiefs' Friday injury report, and Hardman earned a doubtful designation. Head coach Andy Reid said Thursday that he expects Smith-Schuster and Toney to be available for the Super Bowl, while Hardman is expected to miss the matchup.

The Chiefs were the NFL's top-scoring offense in 2022 thanks largely to a passing attack that ranked first in yards per game and net yards per passing attempt. Among wide receivers, Smith-Schuster finished tops on the team with 933 yards. Hardman finished fourth with 297 yards, and Toney finished sixth with 171.

The Super Bowl will feature a strength-on-strength matchup when the Chiefs' passing attack meets an elite Eagles pass defense. The Eagles finished the season first in passing yards and net passing yards per attempt thanks to their elite pass rush and dominant cornerback play. The Eagles became the first team in NFL history to roster four players who finished with 10+ sacks in a single season, and corners James Bradberry (second-team All-Pro) and Darius Slay (Pro Bowl) have held up marvellously on the back end.

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