Chiefs CB L'Jarius Sneed expected to join team in Las Vegas

League: NFL

Posted on: 06 Feb, 2024 at 05:26 PM

Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

LAS VEGAS - Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed is expected to join teammates Tuesday after missing Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night media responsibilities for what head coach Andy Reid labeled "personal reasons."

Teammate Trent McDuffie smiled and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo added unofficial confirmation that Sneed would be back with the team when asked about his status Monday night.

In photos posted on Instagram by Bella Wu, Sneed's girlfriend, the couple appeared to be at a Kansas City hospital for the delivery of Sneed's second child. Sneed is the father of a 6-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Reid said during the playoffs, pointing particularly to Sneed's shutdown showing against Dolphins All-Pro Tyreek Hill, that there wasn't an NFL cornerback playing at his level in 2023.

"You saw, one catch (Hill) had," Reid said. "You don't see Tyreek get knocked down very often, but Sneed did that. I have a hard time believing there's another corner as good as him in this league."

Sneed, 27, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March and is considered a strong candidate for the franchise tag.

--By Jeff Reynolds, Field Level Media