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Chiefs want to keep Dwayne Bowe

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Last year, Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe was a free agent.  His freedom was restricted by the franchise tag.  In August, he opted to accept the one-year, $9.5 million offer.

This year, he’s due to become a free agent again.  We’ve confirmed that the Chiefs and Bowe’s representatives currently are discussing a new deal.  The Chiefs have made it clear that they want to retain Bowe, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Chiefs’ interest in and negotiations with Bowe were first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Use of the franchise tag for a second year would result in a one-year guaranteed contract of $11.4 million.  It’s unclear at this point whether the Chiefs would use the tag for a second straight season.

Bowe, 28, was a first-round pick in 2007.  He qualified for the Pro Bowl in 2010 with a career-high 15 touchdown receptions.

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42 Responses to “Chiefs want to keep Dwayne Bowe”
  1. ottawabrave91 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:05 PM

    If they sign him and albert(which is also being reported here in kc) I will be shoving my size 11 foot in my mouth

  2. tannethrill says: Feb 14, 2013 9:06 PM

    At his age, his known talent and the price of the tag it’s a no-brainer.

    A little old to do 4+ years so get one more year of prime out of him for a decent amount.

    My guess is they’re talking because they told him they’re going to tag him and he realizes now is the time to bite the bullet.

    Team friendly deal, 10 a year, 4 years with an easy out for the 4th and maybe a team option for a 5th year. Less than 20 guaranteed.

  3. coltzfan166 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:09 PM

    Makes sense. They’d be stupid to not want to keep their best player.

  4. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 14, 2013 9:13 PM

    They should keep him. He’s what they have…
    What else can they hang their hat on?

  5. clarkwgrizz says: Feb 14, 2013 9:15 PM

    This is news?

  6. holahey123 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:15 PM

    Reid: Hello, Dwayne. This is Coach Reid. How about returning and playing a couple more years with the Chiefs?

    Bowe: Show me the money!!!

    (Reid hangs up…)

  7. allday28mvp says: Feb 14, 2013 9:16 PM

    This would be there 2nd huge offseason mistake, the first was hiring big andy.

  8. reemer894 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:20 PM

    He wont have to sell his custom Chiefs ride then after all: http://www.tigerdroppings.com/blog/p/35146101/NFL-Dwayne-Bowes-Custom-Chiefs-Car.aspx

  9. mcjon22 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:22 PM

    Let him hit FA, It’ll knock the price down.

    Wallace, Jennings, & Welker, Or you can trade for Harvin. Who the Hell is calling Bowe while these guys are out there?

  10. patriots61 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:23 PM

    I’d love to see Brady throwing go routes to this guy, but he will be long signed once Welker makes his mind up and we can’t have em both.

  11. mdev1987 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:28 PM

    Dwayne bowe still plays?

  12. pa1856 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:31 PM

    Wow, never would have thought that

  13. thesportsguy52 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:32 PM

    Getting pretty tired of this dude barely being in KC but still being there. Either go somewhere relevant or stop the story.

  14. thesmartest1 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:41 PM

    Foles to Bowe……Touchdown!

  15. logast says: Feb 14, 2013 9:47 PM

    So the Chiefs want to keep Bowe.

    Chalk that up under “duh”.

  16. bigzant82 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:49 PM

    smh thks kansas city for ruining my my FA list clevrland go too Plan B Greg Jennings

  17. beastmnb says: Feb 14, 2013 9:51 PM

    What a surprise!

  18. yelix says: Feb 14, 2013 9:57 PM

    Rapaport also said the Chiefs want to keep Branden Albert as well. If they could somehow keep Bowe, Albert, and Dustin Colquitt, that would be a great start for the new regime. It’s important for a team like the Chiefs to keep whatever talent they have. Whoever is under center next season would probably like having a very good pass protecting LT and a big, physical WR.

  19. davetexansfan says: Feb 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    Oh I figured they wanted to go back to Dante Hall.

  20. raiderapologist says: Feb 14, 2013 10:04 PM

    The Hunts are frugal, to put it politely. It’s one of the many reasons that franchise has been irrelevant since Len Dawson and Hank Stram were in town. They have the cash to sign Bowe or anyone else they want, but they like the cash better.

  21. kcflake says: Feb 14, 2013 10:11 PM

    As a chiefs fan i would love it if the chiefs cann lockk up d bowe to a long term deal. He has been an ultra productive receiver. He has had a few big drops but has been a great player for my chiefs

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 14, 2013 10:13 PM

    Are those Indian Chiefs?

  23. chuckbergeydawk says: Feb 14, 2013 10:15 PM

    no sh*t.

  24. Max says: Feb 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    I can see it making sense to use the tag again.
    It gives them freedom with their rounds 1, 2 and 3 picks to address QB, 3-4 DE, LT, or ILB.

    If they lose Bowe they surely have to use a pick early in the draft on WR. If KC try’s to get a FA WR they will have to offer multi-year deal.

    Might be better to hold onto Bowe one more year and address WR next in the draft.

  25. riseabovecancer says: Feb 14, 2013 10:45 PM

    If the Kansas City Chiefs do plan on keeping Dwayne Bowe then they need to bring in a Pro Wide Receiver to work with Dwayne Bowe and learn him how to run routes and catch passes as well.

    If I had to pick one guy to do that. I would pick Greg Jennings to help him get better.

  26. omikeyboy says: Feb 14, 2013 11:06 PM

    Those claiming the Chiefs are frugal must not understand the changes to the salary cap that go into effect this season. Teams MUST spend at least 89% of the cap.

  27. yelix says: Feb 14, 2013 11:12 PM

    @raiderapologist

    Unlike the Raiders for most of their history, the Chiefs ownership doesn’t make personnel decisions. Also, I would think a Raiders fan would understand that spending a lot of money doesn’t produce wins.

  28. cannonballdookie says: Feb 14, 2013 11:15 PM

    coltzfan166 says: Feb 14, 2013 9:09 PM

    Makes sense. They’d be stupid to not want to keep their best player.
    —————————————-

    He’s far from their best player. They had quite a few pro bowlers this year. He’s a good WR but they aren’t winning with him, they need to keep building around Charles and some of the good pieces on the defense. WR’s won’t help much if the QB situation is so bad. It’s a joke that Brady Quinn was starting games with how pathetic he was.

  29. firedup1 says: Feb 14, 2013 11:18 PM

    It would be good to have Bowe back. Then they should draft a receiver in round two or three.

  30. downslide33 says: Feb 14, 2013 11:43 PM

    Let him hit FA, It’ll knock the price down.

    Wallace, Jennings, & Welker, Or you can trade for Harvin. Who the Hell is calling Bowe while these guys are out there?

    ======================================

    Id actually take Bowe over any of those other guys.!

    Wallace only runs route, Jennings is injury prone. Welker is a slot guy , aging, and has taken a beating. Harvin is an elite talent, but injury prone and a total diva.

    Im not saying Bowe is perfect, But I believe he is the best avail wr.

  31. monkeyhateclean says: Feb 14, 2013 11:51 PM

    Vikes and Chiefs should just trade Harvin for Bowe straight up.

    Two vastly talented headcases, both coming off significant injuries, with massive character concerns.

    Caveat emptor!

  32. usmc23112dacorps says: Feb 14, 2013 11:58 PM

    This guy cost the Chiefs to many games last year. He did not want to catch anything in the middle of the field. I would not want to sign him with so many other WR hitting FA.

  33. sclazo says: Feb 15, 2013 12:09 AM

    He doesn’t want to stay in KC.

  34. drummer2177 says: Feb 15, 2013 1:36 AM

    While “only” 28, Bowe has quite a bit of mileage on those legs. It sucks that most were gained by being the downfield designated decoy to stretch defenses.

    He would be an outstanding number 2 receiver along side a true number 1 (Megatron type)

  35. slickster35 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:03 AM

    Greg Jennings can’t carry Bowes jock.

  36. MTLighthouse69 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:28 AM

    Just imagine how good Bowe could be if he had a competent QB throwing to him?

    They should have signed Bowe to a long term deal last year.

  37. hillshirefarmsgomeat says: Feb 15, 2013 6:47 AM

    I like how close Clark has to get to him in the picture. Why does he have to get that close? That’s apparently as far as Bowe can extend his arms.

  38. joetoronto says: Feb 15, 2013 8:09 AM

    It really doesn’t matter what they do, they’ll still be the Chiefs.

  39. pillowporkers says: Feb 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    @monkeyhateclean

    Why would the Vikings trade a top 10 WR in the NFL for Dwayne Bowe? Especially considering the fact D. Bowe will become a FA ala 1 month?

    As a Vikes fan through all these Harvin talks, some of other fans’ ideas of how to get Percy Harvin on their team are downright hilarious!

  40. rtwoj says: Feb 15, 2013 10:26 AM

    coltzfan166 says:

    “Makes sense. They’d be stupid to not want to keep their best player.”

    Jamaal Charles just threw up in his mouth a little bit.

  41. raiderapologist says: Feb 15, 2013 11:11 AM

    yelix says: Feb 14, 2013 11:12 PM

    @raiderapologist

    Unlike the Raiders for most of their history, the Chiefs ownership doesn’t make personnel decisions. Also, I would think a Raiders fan would understand that spending a lot of money doesn’t produce wins.
    ———–
    The Raiders are carrying a 13.7 million cap hit for Richard Seymour this year, so I definitely understand what you’re saying. And while Chiefs ownership doesn’t make personnel decisions, they do control the purse strings, and they’ve shown that sitting on available money doesn’t produce wins, either.

  42. punkyqb says: Feb 15, 2013 11:35 AM

    He would look across the field from Marshall.

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