In the days leading up to Sunday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City safety Justin Reid made some controversial comments about Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst. And when the Chiefs lost to the Bengals 27-24, he had to own those comments afterward.
Before the game, Reid couldn’t remember Hurst’s name – calling him both “Higbee” and “Higgins” – but claimed that he would “lock him down.”
Asked #Chiefs safety Justin Reid about what he would've done differently against Cincinnati if he played with KC last year.
His words show just how motivated the team is about beating the #Bengals.
His words about Tee Higgins: "I'm gonna lock him down." pic.twitter.com/9W5Khndh1J
— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) November 30, 2022
He apologized for those comments after Sunday afternoon’s game.
— Rob Collins (@RCFOX4KC) December 5, 2022
“I feel bad that I didn’t know — I didn’t give the proper respect to Hayden Hurst in this game,” Justin Reid said. “I apologized to him for that. I still feel confident and always will be confident in our team and our defense to go out and play tough football. Credit to them, they went out and played a hell of a game today. Made a couple of more plays than we did and came out with the win.”
Hurst didn’t have much of a chance to make plays on Sunday afternoon before leaving the game with a calf injury in the first half. But in his limited action, he did have two catches for 12 yards on three targets during the game.