Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid turned up the temperature for the upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals when throwing shade at Tee Higgins.
The Week 13 slate of NFL games features a rematch of the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams faced off twice, with the Bengals winning both, including the conference title to make it to Super Bowl 56.
Ahead of the big game, there is some drama brewing.
While speaking with the media on Wednesday, safety Justin Reid threw some shade at Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, saying “I’m going to lock him down.” But that wasn’t before he mixed up his name, saying it was “Higbee” and then correcting it to Higgins.
Reid later clarified his comments in a tweet, saying he meant to reference tight end Hayden Hurst in regards to man matchups. But, Reid ended his tweet by saying “nonetheless, any and everyone still getting locked up.”
The video below comes courtesy of PJ Green of Fox 4 News Kansas City.
Chiefs safety Justin Reid gets into Twitter exchange with Ja’Marr Chase
Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase noticed the comments made by Reid and decided to enter the conversations, saying “let’s put some money on it big time,” with eye emojis. Reid then responded with “y’all welcome for the extra motivation.”
Chase then sent another tweet, reading “tuna in a can” with a cat emoji. Reid responded with “noted.”
Well, this added some more intrigue to what is already in consideration for the game of the week.
In the AFC Championship Game last year, the Bengals overcame a 21-3 deficit in the second quarter to force overtime. The Bengals defense picked off a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and Evan McPherson kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal.
Higgins caught 6-of-10 targets for 103 yards in the game, while Chase caught 6-of-9 targets for 54 yards and one touchdown.
Reid wasn’t on the Chiefs last season, as he signed a three-year, $31.5 million contract in free agency after spending the start of his career with the Houston Texans.
Meanwhile, Chase is expected to return for the first time since Week 7 after suffering a hip fracture and torn labrum.
Chiefs vs. Bengals will kickoff at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.