Chiefs shelve Bowe for the season, likely for good

AP

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.