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Chiefs shelve Bowe for the season, likely for good


The Chiefs have made a roster move in advance of Sunday’s game at Oakland.  Though not unexpected, it likely signals the end of receiver Dwayne Bowe’s career in Kansas City.

The team has announced that Bowe has been placed on injured reserve.  He reportedly suffered multiple broken ribs last weekend against the Browns.

Bowe, who signed a one-year franchise tender earlier this year, will become a free agent in March, absent a new contract with the Chiefs or the second application of the franchise tag.  To keep Bowe for 2013, the Chiefs would have to offer him a one-year guaranteed deal worth more than $11 million.

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54 Responses to “Chiefs shelve Bowe for the season, likely for good”
  1. savannahrose44 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:11 PM

    Bowe is a wasted talent on the Chiefs. March will set him free.

  2. cook819 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:11 PM

    Bears should take a look at him

  3. rexachss says: Dec 15, 2012 8:17 PM

    Please please someone send Buddy Nix this article! !!

  4. hedleykow says: Dec 15, 2012 8:17 PM

    He shouldn’t have much trouble finding work.

  5. blacknole08 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:19 PM

    Come to Carolina! Cam needs a big target to throw to.

  6. daknight93 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:20 PM

    Bowe needs a fresh start elsewhere..stick a fork in the chiefs Bowe and move on.

  7. physiodoc2be says: Dec 15, 2012 8:20 PM

    savannahrose44 says:
    Dec 15, 2012 8:11 PM
    Bowe is a wasted talent on the Chiefs. March will set him free.

    Dwayne Bowe has amazing talent, but he’s inconsistent (at best) and finds ways to be a below average receiver in most games. He will astound/thrill you with amazing acrobatic catches and drop an easy catch on 3rd and 2. I’d like for KC to resign him because he is the only legitimate receiving threat on the team, but not break the bank for him. He’s good. Not great.

  8. dealer009 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:23 PM

    Looks like another year of the Chiefs picking before the Raiders in the draft.

  9. somekat says: Dec 15, 2012 8:24 PM

    Aren’t the bears paying Marshall a fortune? Would be a lot of money to put into WR.

    I could see him as a good fit on a lot of teams, which I think will lead to a bidding war

  10. thestillcity says: Dec 15, 2012 8:26 PM

    Is Dwayne Bowe an offensive lineman? No?

    Then he won’t help the Bears.

  11. gasolinejt says: Dec 15, 2012 8:28 PM

    Please don’t let the Redskins get this guy. I’m afraid of what RGIII will be able to do with a legit receiver.

  12. prosourcetalk says: Dec 15, 2012 8:29 PM

    There are tons of teams that could use him!

  13. azjam says: Dec 15, 2012 8:51 PM

    Jets sure could use him if they had a qb that could throw him the ball.

  14. canoyoulie says: Dec 15, 2012 8:52 PM

    He proved his value when he went out with an injury in last week’s game. without him, there is NO passing game. he may be a knucklehead on a minor level but the guy is a gamer and makes plays. chiefs need to sign him and bring someone legitimate in at QB and second WR to help this guy. he will have tons of teams after him if the chiefs are stoooopid enough to let him get away.

  15. bengal1fan says: Dec 15, 2012 8:52 PM

    Bowe is Bengal bound, him on the other side of AJ Green equals super bowl. WHO DEY!!!!!!

  16. staffordsrightbicep says: Dec 15, 2012 8:52 PM

    Bring him to Detroit opposite Megatron. Omg

  17. mcarey032 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:55 PM

    I hope he would come to Washington! Not sure we could afford him since the NFL high jacked 36 million from us.

  18. blackbug99 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:57 PM

    Buffalo wants one and Ralph has been showing some cash….

  19. slaughterrt says: Dec 15, 2012 8:57 PM

    Vikes should sign him.

  20. tjjohnson98 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:18 PM

    Why in the world wouldn’t the Chiefs at least tag and trade him. Can’t imagine they’d just let him become a free agent and walk. Easily worth a 2nd or 3rd rounder to someone.

  21. istateyourname says: Dec 15, 2012 9:23 PM

    Lots of rib issues this year, I don’t recall so many happening in a year. Maybe they should go back to banging heads…

  22. steviaquinn says: Dec 15, 2012 9:23 PM

    He’d make a good slot receiver in Atlanta

  23. finzd54 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:26 PM

    Miami-heard it here first!

  24. truthassassin says: Dec 15, 2012 9:28 PM

    This guy should be paired opposite a speedy, talented WR… Just imagine him opposite Percy Harvin or Pierre Garcon

  25. ballboy48 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:34 PM

    Bowe would be a good compliment to Josh Gordon and Greg Little in Cleveland. Cut ties with Massaquoi! The three of them would create legitimate WR core there.

  26. tfoz5150 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:36 PM

    Michael Vick for Dwayne Bowe straight up…ok we’ll throw in Desean too.

  27. patsfan22 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:42 PM

    He’d give the Pats a great deep threat and would save us having to draft a WR next year (only have Lloyd, Welker and Edelman(just broke his leg).

  28. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Dec 15, 2012 9:55 PM

    send him to Minn. and trade for alex Smith. that team would be a playoff bound team

  29. lambeauzghost says: Dec 15, 2012 10:06 PM

    Would be a nice piece for our offense. Jennings might not be back next season.

  30. raiderapologist says: Dec 15, 2012 10:10 PM

    bengal1fan says: Dec 15, 2012 8:52 PM

    Bowe is Bengal bound, him on the other side of AJ Green equals super bowl. WHO DEY!!!!!!
    Not with Dalton tossing the pig. Who Dey needs a QB.

  31. RUAHORNH8R says: Dec 15, 2012 10:11 PM

    No, he is overrated , dont want him in minny! He shows up about half the games

  32. EJ says: Dec 15, 2012 10:20 PM

    He would be a great #1 outside Receiver opposite the speedster TJ Graham and Stevie Johnson in the slot, with the big target Scott Chandler in the Tight End position.
    I am sure that Bowe coming to Buffalo would make Ryan Fitzpatrick’s job much easier, but after this season I can’t see the Bills keeping Fitzpatrick for anything other than a little mentoring for what ever Quarterback Buddy Nix brings in for 2013. Fitzpatrick has the smarts to run a complicated Offense, just not athletically. That is why I think Nix will keep Fitzpatrick as the starter for the first couple of weeks while their QB for the future gets comfortable enough to run Gailey’s Offense. Having Bowe would be nothing but a positive for whoever is under center.

  33. liddogg33 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:20 PM


  34. mialto says: Dec 15, 2012 10:26 PM

    Emery has his eyes on this stud…with Hester, Davis out the door in Chicago, Bowe will be a great addition to the offense with Long on oline.

    Cutler has stated that he’s willing to take a decent contract extension to allow room in salary cap.

  35. speakerfothehouse says: Dec 15, 2012 10:33 PM

    The Browns could really use this guy.

  36. jbaxt says: Dec 15, 2012 10:37 PM

    The Chiefs pick before Oakland again? Is that because the Chiefs weren’t smart enough to trade a 1st and 2nd rounder for Carson Palmer?

    As bad as the Chiefs are, at least they’ve been to the playoffs 4 times since Chokeland broke the .500 mark, 10 years ago.

    I just can’t figure out what’s worse, letting Woodson go and turning into a hall of famer or drafting JaMarcus Russel, or Gallery, or getting rid of Gruden, or hiring Shell, or Kiffin, or Cable, or jackson?

  37. brentsingleton1978 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:47 PM

    Hope the Broncos pick him up

  38. randallflagg52 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:58 PM

    bengal1fan says:
    Dec 15, 2012 8:52 PM
    Bowe is Bengal bound, him on the other side of AJ Green equals super bowl. WHO DEY!!!!!!


    Maybe if this was Madden, but it’s the NFL and the Bengals will never win a Super Bowl.

  39. Ridley Me This says: Dec 15, 2012 11:23 PM

    He would definitely look good in patriots’ blue.

    and what receiver wouldn’t want brady throwing to him?

  40. kappy32 says: Dec 16, 2012 12:14 AM

    He’ll find his way to NY/NJ, but it won’t be with the real team here, it’ll be with the Jets. As an originally overrated, now overweight & underperforming bum, he’d fit in perfect with the NY Propeller Planes.

  41. bigzant82 says: Dec 16, 2012 12:25 AM

    ballboy48 u got it right
    browns please sign him he still young and in his prime put him with weeden,little,gordon and cribbs and our wr’s will be decently good and dont forget benjamin too HECKERT if u are reading get this done in march

  42. justwannawinna says: Dec 16, 2012 12:28 AM

    Bowe should go to a place where he would be a number 1 and where they have a good QB. Miami, Jets, Bills, carolina, seattle st louis all make sense. Should be interesting to see FA play out

  43. denverdude7 says: Dec 16, 2012 5:48 AM

    Dear Dwayne,

    Come to Denver and play with a real quarterback. Just think of what a receiver corp consisting of Thomas, Bowe & Decker could do.

    Your Super Bowl ring is waiting for you in the Mile High city.

    Bronco Nation

  44. numba1recx19 says: Dec 16, 2012 6:34 AM

    Bowe and finley to miami. Super bowl contenders?

  45. thewizardofbs says: Dec 16, 2012 6:50 AM

    Miami needs him, they have no receivers and plenty of cap space. It makes sense for them to sign him, which is why Ireland won’t.

  46. cuda1234 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:31 AM

    Is it possible to trade Bowe for Jake Long?

  47. cantonbound13 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:33 AM

    Come to Miami!

  48. db105 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:42 AM

    Stone hands Bowe consistently drops 3rd down passes.

  49. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 16, 2012 8:11 AM

    All I can say is D.Bowe welcome to D.C. !!!!!!!!

  50. mojodoa says: Dec 16, 2012 8:20 AM

    And of course the STEELERS.

  51. ckinthekc99 says: Dec 16, 2012 9:25 AM

    If you thought the Chiefs were a laughing stock now, just wait til next year! 20 years of not winning a meaningful game & counting…………………

  52. ckinthekc99 says: Dec 16, 2012 9:29 AM

    Carson Palmer > Dontari Powe + Tyson Jackson + John Baldwin + Glen Dorsey

    That’s 4 first round picks that I’d trade for Palmer

  53. jprcox says: Dec 16, 2012 11:09 AM

    D.Bowe is going to the best team who can pay him the most. That is the only thing we can be reasonably sure of.

    That said, adding raw talent isn’t always a winning combo, as much as good chemistry is. I wonder how often players have great stats since they are on a bad team and that team doesn’t go anywhere BUT the superstar.

  54. jjackwagon says: Dec 17, 2012 11:44 AM

    Be careful what you wish for,

    Dwayne Bowe = Larry Johnson 2.0

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