Bowe Signs Tender Offer

It’s doubtful that WR Dwayne Bowe has anything personally against St. Joseph.

But it’s not happenstance that on Friday he signed his franchise player tender offer and reported to the Chiefs the day after they broke training camp. His $9.5 million offer is now fully guaranteed for the season, even if he gets hit by a bus with the team in St. Louis over the weekend.

A veteran like Bowe figured a couple weeks without dorm life would not hurt him or his team, and might provide a benefit.

Everyone will find out whether that’s true or not when Bowe shows what type of physical and mental shape he’s in and how quickly he picks up the new Chiefs offense. No official word from the team but he won’t play in St. Louis in Saturday night’s pre-season game No. 2. Whether he’ll be able to play in pre-season game No. 3 against Seattle next Friday will likely depend on what type of shape he reports in. By signing Friday, he can be in pads by Monday, having served the three-day acclimation period with the team.

6 Responses to “Bowe Signs Tender Offer”

  • August 17, 2012  - txchief says:

    I hope he’s happy with the money and shows up in shape, motivated to play and ready for work. If he shows up at 250 or 260, he might be battling for a backup TE position.

  • August 17, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    This should be great news for Bowe and the Chiefs. How great depends on his conditioning and willingness to learn the system.

  • August 17, 2012  - Michael D says:

    Not wanting to be in the dorms is understandable.
    Being a D-bag and not going through camp with your teammates, thus showing no loyalty towards them, is inexcusable. Reporting in shape, being “off book” (as the actors say), and making an impact on the field in two weeks; all will be forgotten.

    Either way, for your selfishness the only proper response would be to play you behind the back-ups and you must formally apologize to the entire team. Verbally not written.

    Bob, please dig up any dirt that will make me believe in him. With o’connell on the verge of being cut, I want all my player hate to vanish. This way all my voo-doo can go towards Jr and the IBM.

  • August 17, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    He’s signed and back and that can only help the team. Like I said before he’s a pro bowl receiver. He wasn’t being disloyal to his teammates by not going to camp which was his prerogative as an unsigned player. It’s not high school summer practice. A lot of players do not report when they haven’t signed a contract offer. His teammates understand that. If he’s out of shape and not ready to play, that’s on him also. I’m guessing he’ll be ready to go when the season starts. As Michael said if he’s on the field in a couple weeks and contributing all will be forgotten. It’s good to have him back and the distraction ended.

  • August 18, 2012  - milkman says:

    Bowe will probably come back in good shape. I can’t believe he would come back in bad shape after making whatever statement he was making by skipping training camp.

    He should also have enough time before the regular season starts to get in football shape. And if he is ready to apply himself, he should learn enough of Daboll’s offense to not embarrass himself in the first few real games.

    Having said all that, I just can’t get excited about him being here. If he and the Chief’s had come to a long term aggreement while they had the chance, we would all know this was not his final year in Kansas City. But it sure seems like he may walk after this season. And the Chief’s may be a good team this year, but I don’t think any of us would realistically say they have a real chance to play in any championship games.

    I think the Chief’s are a good ascending team in the AFC. If Bowe has a productive year and decides to leave after this season, it will set the Chief’s offense back.

    Maybe Pioli can get Brandon Albert and Glenn Dorsey signed to their new contracts early so he can franchise Bowe again next year, if he proves worthy this year. If not, I think there’s a good chance he walks.

  • August 18, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    It will be interesting to see if Bowe is a Chief next year. Iam thinking probably not.

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