After a very slow start, Chiefs wide receivers have given the team more in terms of catches and yardage in recent games. Dwayne Bowe’s two biggest games have come in the last month, while two recent additions, Chris Chambers and Lance Long, each had a big game two weeks ago in Jacksonville.
All of that could change without Bowe, who leads the Chiefs with 33 catches and four touchdowns. Without Bowe, Kansas City’s leading receiver is not a wide receiver but a running back, Jamaal Charles, who has 21 catches.
Bobby Wade, who with 20 receptions is the second-leading wide receiver, was inactive the last two weeks after the Chiefs acquired Chambers and promoted Long to their top slot receiver.
“It will be an opportunity for Bobby Wade to get back into the mix,” Haley said. “He’s been working hard waiting for another opportunity, and he’ll get one this week.
“It was not anything to do with his ability. It was more of a roster thing two weeks in a row. It was a tough decision. He was the last guy (out). Somebody’s got to sit.”