(1/5/15) The Chiefs are expected to cut wideout Dwayne Bowe if the sides can't agree on a reduced contract for the eight-year vet, reports ESPN.com. Bowe is scheduled to make $10.75 million next season and $9.75 million each of the following two years, plus he's eligible for an annual $250,000 workout bonus.
All this for a 30-year-old receiver who got suspended for the season opener for violating the league's substance abuse policy, then failed to catch a touchdown in 15 games.
Bowe caught 60 passes for 754 yards, ranking second on the team to tight end Travis Kelce in both categories. Bowe's last 1,000-yard season came in 2011.
Bowe ranks second in Chiefs history with 532 catches, third in receiving yards with 7,155, and fifth in touchdown catches with 44.
Alex Smith among Chiefs' inactives for Week 17
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/28/14) The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chargers.
Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks.
(12/25/14) Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe missed his second straight practice Thursday due to a shoulder injury. Bowe sprained his shoulder in the Week 16 loss at Pittsburgh.
His status is uncertain for Sunday's home game against San Diego.
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) unable to practice
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/14) Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe, who sprained his shoulder in last week's loss at Pittsburgh, was unable to practice Wednesday, reports ESPN.com. Bowe leads Chiefs wideouts with 57 catches for 724 yards.
Kansas City hosts San Diego on Sunday as a 3-point favorite.
Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith shined in their first year with new coach Andy Reid. Dwayne Bowe? He went the other way. Bowe had one of the worst years of his career in 2013 with 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns. He reached double digits in Fantasy points just five times, and he looked nothing like a No. 1 receiver. Now, Bowe could easily rebound this year. He hired a nutritionist and a personal trainer for the first time in his career, and he'll have another year in Reid's system working with Smith. But Bowe has to prove himself first, and he enters this season as a low-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver at best. We would only draft Bowe with a pick in Round 9 or later, but he could easily outperform his draft position with a rebound year. There's minimal risk with Bowe this season and a potentially high ceiling, so draft Bowe as a reserve and just hope for the best. Maybe you'll end up with a big reward.