Chiefs Nov 13, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

He apologized for those comments after Sunday afternoon’s game.

“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.

[USA Today]