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.