The Chiefs will try to complete an undefeated first half of the season against the Browns on Sunday and they may have to make that attempt without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
Bowe popped up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant in practice because of a groin injury and things didn’t show much sign of improvement on Friday. Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports that Bowe missed practice entirely, raising the possibility he won’t be able to play.
The Chiefs will release their final report of the week later in the day, but it would be surprising if Bowe is listed as anything better than questionable given the developments of the last two days. Even if the decision to rest him Friday was made out of an abundance of caution, the reason for concern isn’t likely to disappear completely between now and Sunday, leaving Bowe’s status in some doubt until kickoff.
If Bowe does play, he’ll have a matchup with Browns corner Joe Haden that should be entertaining to watch. If he doesn’t, the Chiefs will likely turn to Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster and Junior Hemingway as targets for Alex Smith.