Hill is under investigation for alleged battery, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. The incident in question is being investigated by the Overland Park (Kan.) Police Department. In a statement to The Star, the Chiefs said, "The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill. We're in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We'll have no further comment at this time." Once the legal process plays itself out, the team and/or league itself may levy some sort of punishment.
Hill has opened negotiations for a long-term contract with the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Hill established personal bests for every major receiving category in 2018, bringing his career totals to 3,255 receiving yards, 477 rushing yards and 34 total touchdowns (25 receiving, five special teams, four rushing) after three seasons. He doesn't look like a dominant No. 1 receiver at first glance, but the lack of size hasn't been an issue in terms of durability, with Hill's only NFL absence being a meaningless Week 17 game in 2017. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, the 25-year-old speed demon has a reasonable argument to match or even surpass Odell Beckham, who signed a five-year, $90 million deal in August.
Hill had five catches (seven targets) for 101 yards and a touchdown, adding 15 yards and another score on his lone carry in Sunday's 35-3 win over the Raiders. Hill joined quarterback Patrick Mahomes in reaching a single-season milestone Sunday. The speedy wideout's 1,479 receiving yards set a new single-season record for the Chiefs. Mahomes' ability to fire the deep ball -- as he did on Hill's 67-yard touchdown -- has made the 24-year-old a weekly threat to hit a home run, as opposed to just hoping from a big run after a short catch when Alex Smith was under center. Hill, along with the rest of the Chiefs, will rest for the wild-card round and return to action in two weeks to host the lowest remaining seed in the divisional series.
Hill caught four of his nine targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks. He also added two carries for 17 yards. Hill was quiet early on, recording only 17 rushing yards and one catch for 15 yards in the first half. He did come on in a bit in the second half, which was highlighted by a 32-yard reception. However, there was cause for concern when he remained on the ground after the play with an apparent ankle injury. Though he re-entered the game, he was targeted only once afterwards and was not able to record a reception. With the Chiefs still fighting for the AFC West title, Hill will certainly be on the field for the regular-season finale so long as his health allows, although his elite speed could be limited by the injury.
Hill (heel/wrist) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Hill was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday after toughing things out through a pair of injury issues in this past Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Ravens. He'll continue to do so Thursday and should remain a focal point in the Kansas City offense in Week 15, assuming no in-game setbacks.
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