Bowe should start opposite Brian Hartline with Andrew Hawkins manning the slot. He hasn't finished in the top 40 since 2011, and while his QB play in Kansas City wasn't great, it's not like Josh McCown is an upgrade over Alex Smith. We're expecting more disappointing numbers from Bowe in 2015.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Chiefs are expected to release Bowe on Wednesday, according to a source. Bowe became expendable when the team locked into an agreement with Jeremy Maclin on Sunday.
Bowe's production has been on the decline since 2011, though the last two years (with QB Alex Smith) have been particularly ugly.
Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Bowe is expected to play against San Diego on Sunday.
Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16. Bowe should be fine to face Pittsburgh in Week 16, though it’s not a good sign that he didn’t practice at all this week.
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness) missed practice again Thursday. Bowe should be fine to face Pittsburgh in Week 16.
Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:56pm
For the second time this season, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was guilty of not getting the ball enough to running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs failed to get the ball to Charles on any of their final 10 plays of Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
At his Monday news conference, Reid said he particularly regretted the failure to utilize Charles on a possession late in the third quarter, when the Chiefs led 17-16. The Chiefs ran five plays on that drive, four passes and a scramble by quarterback Alex Smith, before punting.
"If we had that to do over again, and this is hindsight, but I'd probably come back and hand it to him and give him an opportunity to make that play," Reid said.
This is nothing new for Reid if you've followed his coaching career. He often said the same about Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia after games the Eagles gave up on running the ball. While there is a good chance the Chiefs come out in Week 6 and run more, there will be future games when Reid probably says something similar after abandoning the run.
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Bowe should be fine for a not-so-great matchup against the Dolphins.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bowe should be fine to face the Dolphins.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday. Bowe should be fine to face the Dolphins.
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:15pm
Dwayne Bowe returns from suspension.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Bowe is returning from suspension. The Chiefs may be in catch up mode for most of the game if the Broncos jump out to an early lead.
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bowe is returning from suspension and should be good to go to face the Broncos.
"We'll ease him back in," HC Andy Reid said. "He really hasn't done much for a few weeks. He had the quad (injury) there before his suspension."
It's not clear if Reid is talking about practice or the game, but owners should keep Bowe's suspension and lack of practice reps in August in mind when setting their lineups this week.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday. Bowe is returning from suspension and should be good to go to face the Broncos.
Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:59am
And they got the ball to their best offensive player seven times on handoffs and another four times on passes.
"They took away a lot of what we had designed for him," coach Andy Reid said.
Charles wasn’t effective when he was getting the ball. He had just 19 yards rushing and 15 receiving. The game also got away from the Chiefs fairly early. The Chiefs had the ball for only 22 minutes and ran just 56 plays, compared to 75 for the Titans. But this is something we've seen from Reid in the past in Philadelphia where Reid gets away from the running game and his RBs. The good news is it's usually corrected the following week. Charles will need to get involved more next week if the Chiefs are going to have a chance against the Broncos.
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