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current status: Off season
#82 WR | 6'2", 221 lbs. | Kansas City
Birth Date:September 21, 1984 (28 years old) Place of Birth:Miami, FL Hometown:Miami, FL College:Louisiana State
Drafted:Drafted by Kansas City in 2007 (1/23).
Drafted:Drafted by Kansas City in 2007 (1/23).
|Assets:||Strong and well-built. Beats the jam. Punishes corners in press coverage because he can dust them off and run past them. Has good leaping ability. A solid route runner and a good blocker.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always show elite downfield speed. Has sometimes lacked discipline on and off the field. Has a "me-first" attitude when things go wrong. Can be inconsistent. Not a willing blocker.|
|Career Potential:||Pro Bowl wideout.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2010|
Movements & Injuries
|3/04/2013||Re-signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to a five-year contract.|
|12/15/2012||Rib injury, injured reserve.|
|12/12/2012||Rib injury, out.|
|8/17/2012||Re-signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to a one-year contract.|
|3/05/2012||Designated franchise player by the Kansas City Chiefs.|
|11/17/2009||Suspended by the NFL for four games.|
|8/05/2007||Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to a five-year contract.|
|4/28/2007||Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round (23rd Overall) in 2007.|
Dwayne Bowe planning on monster 2013 | 05/15/2013 3:08 PM
NewsDwayne Bowe expects to lead the NFL in receptions and receiving touchdowns this season.
Adam Teicher on Twitter
ImpactBowe also predicts teammate Jamaal Charles will lead the league in rushing. "When we get in full gear and pads and close to the season, it's going to be a show to watch," Bowe said. Bowe is clearly energized by the Chiefs' attempt to sport a living, breathing offense in 2013, but Alex Smith's weak arm could make it hard for him to light up the stat-sheet. At the very least, he should easily top last year's line of 59/801/3. Bowe is a WR2 in fantasy leagues.
Dwayne Bowe excited about Chiefs offense | 04/21/2013 3:19 PM
NewsDwayne Bowe expressed excitement about Andy Reid's offense after the Chiefs' pre-draft minicamp.
Kansas City Star
ImpactReid hasn't coached a short to intermediate receiver as skilled as Bowe since Terrell Owens in the early-to-mid 2000s. "It's exactly what I dreamed," Bowe said. "It's only the third day but you can already imagine 40 days of everybody getting in sync. This offense is going to be up and running." Bowe was widely billed as a West Coast receiver coming out of LSU. He's now playing in a true WCO.
Smith is best QB Bowe has every played with? | 04/02/2013 10:22 AM
NewsThe Kansas City Star says Alex Smith may be the best quarterback Dwayne Bowe has ever played with.
Kansas City Star
ImpactDuring Bowe's six NFL seasons, he's caught passes from the likes of Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen and Tyler Palko. He's still averaged 4.7 catches for 65.0 yards per game and scored 39 touchdowns. Although Smith is middling game manager, he has a better chance of putting Bowe in positions to succeed. He has a great chance to set career-highs in receptions and yardage this season.
Chiefs GM not worried about Bowe's effort | 03/05/2013 10:24 PM
NewsChiefs GM John Dorsey isn't worried about Dwayne Bowe's motivation after signing his five-year, $56 million deal Monday.
Kansas City Star
ImpactSI's Don Banks reported in February that "many teams" were worried about Bowe having a "decreased effort level" after signing a long-term deal. "I told him it's his responsibility to uphold his end of the bargain. He said he understood the challenge ahead and he totally embraced that challenge," Dorsey said. "He is ready to take that position of being one of the top receivers in professional football." Instead of worrying about hypotheticals, Dorsey stepped up to the plate and kept a top-flight player. Bowe is going to draw an immense amount of targets from new QB Alex Smith in 2013.
Dwayne Bowe's contract is worth $56 million | 03/05/2013 10:49 AM
NewsThe five-year contract Dwayne Bowe signed with the Chiefs Tuesday is worth a total of $56M and contains $26M in guarantees.
Jason La Canfora on Twitter
Chiefs sign Dwayne Bowe to five-year contract | 03/04/2013 5:09 PM
NewsChiefs re-signed WR Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
Chiefs will be $7.5 million under the cap | 03/02/2013 1:11 PM
NewsThe Chiefs will be about $7.5 million under the salary cap when the league year begins on March 12.
Kansas City Star
ImpactThey're going to need more than that if they want to tag Dwayne Bowe, which will cost Kansas City $11.4 million. The Chiefs can clear free up more cap space by releasing DE Tyson Jackson. His salary cap number is almost $17.5 million, and he's due a base salary of about $14.7 million. Releasing Jackson would cost the Chiefs $2.5 million, which would effectively save them $15 million against their salary cap. The Chiefs would also save almost $6 million against their cap when they trade or release Matt Cassel.
Ex-Chiefs GM Pioli would've tagged Bowe again | 02/28/2013 10:16 PM
NewsEx-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli says he would have franchise-tagged Dwayne Bowe again in 2013.
Profootballtalk on NBC Sports
Impact"Dwayne is a good, productive player at a position of need," Pioli said. "He's one of the better receivers in the NFL. ... I don't believe he's as good as maybe his agent thinks - and when I say that I don't say that disrespectfully - I just mean there was a difference in opinion. I think he's a top receiver that would deserve to be compensated in the top ten range, not the top five." Profootballtalk reports, right now, there is no new news to report on a potential long-term extension. The Chiefs have until Monday to tag Bowe, which would cost $11.4 million.
Chiefs likely to retain FA Dwayne Bowe? | 02/28/2013 9:48 AM
NewsThe Kansas City Star says it's "likely" the Chiefs will retain free agent WR Dwayne Bowe.
Kansas City Star
ImpactAlex Smith's limitations would be accentuated if the Chiefs don't give him a receiver that can do special things after the catch. Their top-three wideouts under contract right now are Jon Baldwin, Terrance Copper and Dexter McCluster. The Star suggests that the Chiefs could use the franchise tag on Bowe for the second straight season, thus paying him over $11 million on a one-year deal.
Vikings will likely have interest in WR Bowe | 02/20/2013 2:05 PM
NewsESPN's Adam Schefter "figures" that the Vikings would be interested if free agent Dwayne Bowe reached the open market.
ImpactSchefter does not expect Kansas City to let Bowe walk, but notes that the Vikings spent all last offseason trying to find a receiver and are arguably in even worse shape at the position now. Schefter also mentions the Dolphins as potential Bowe suitors, but they are expected to prioritize Mike Wallace.
Another franchise tag may be coming for Bowe | 02/19/2013 11:32 AM
NewsAppearing on SportsCenter Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Chiefs may wind up franchise tagging Dwayne Bowe for a second straight year.
Impact"The Chiefs are gonna figure out a way to keep him," said Schefter. The Chiefs would prefer a long-term deal, but they may not want to commit Vincent Jackson money to Bowe for fear of "decreased effort" once he gets paid. Keeping Bowe hungry and in another contract year could prevent against that. If tagged consecutively, Bowe would command over $11 million guaranteed for the 2013 season.
Teams wary of 'decreased effort' from WR Bowe | 02/18/2013 3:07 PM
NewsAccording to SI.com's Don Banks, "many teams" are wary of Dwayne Bowe having a "decreased effort level" should he receive a big pay day in free agency.
ImpactBanks counts the Rams among those teams and doesn't expect St. Louis to be in on the bidding. Bowe has never played with a competent quarterback, but still flashed an ability to dominate games when his head is on straight. Unfortunately, teams believe his head isn't on straight enough. Bowe is "competing" with Mike Wallace to be this year's top free-agent wide receiver.
Report: Chiefs looking to re-sign Dwayne Bowe | 02/14/2013 8:21 PM
NewsAppearing on Total Access, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported the Chiefs are actively pursuing a long-term deal with free agent Dwayne Bowe.
Evan Silva's NFL Free Agency Rankings
ImpactThe two sides have already met, and Rapoport expects talks to continue in the coming weeks. Coach Andy Reid was said to be very high on Bowe when he came out of LSU and ended up being the No. 23 overall pick in the 2007 draft. When the 2012 season was winding down, the Kansas City Star said the Chiefs were not expected to offer Bowe a long-term deal, but since then the regime has changed. There's no reason to think Bowe can't get Vincent Jackson money -- five years and $55 million with $26 million guaranteed. Bowe checks in as our own Evan Silva's No. 2 overall free agent behind Paul Kruger.
Anonymous scout 'scared to death' of Bowe | 02/11/2013 9:49 AM
NewsAn anonymous scout tells SI's Peter King he's "scared to death" of free agent Dwayne Bowe.
Bears unlikely to pursue Dwayne Bowe | 01/30/2013 2:37 PM
NewsThe Chicago Tribune doesn't expect the Bears to make a run at free agent Dwayne Bowe.
ImpactPerennially in need of upgrading at wideout, the Bears essentially had a one-man receiver corps in 2012, and are putting a new emphasis on offense under new coach Marc Trestman. However, the offensive line and tight end are still bigger issues on the offensive side of the ball. The Chiefs' plans for Bowe remain unclear under new coach Andy Reid.
Dwayne Bowe more likely to re-sign now? | 01/09/2013 9:53 AM
NewsESPN's Bill Williamson believes it's more likely that the Chiefs will re-sign impending free agent Dwayne Bowe now that Andy Reid has been hired.
ImpactWe still suspect that Bowe will hit the open market as perhaps the best wideout available and land with the highest bidder. The question is if the Chiefs -- who also need to re-sign LT Branden Albert -- will be in the mix. Reid did place an emphasis on receivers during his time in Philadelphia, but he usually did it through the draft. He used first-round picks on Jeremy Maclin (2009) and Freddie Mitchell (2001), and second-rounders on DeSean Jackson (2008), Reggie Brown (2005) and Todd Pinkston (2000).
Dolphins owner: Free agency not the answer | 01/07/2013 2:28 PM
NewsSpeaking with reporters Monday, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said "free agency certainly isn't the answer."
Ben Volin on Twitter
Impact"We've all seen that," Ross said. Ross did allow that he's "willing to spend whatever it takes to build it," but it certainly doesn't sound like Miami is aiming to make a big splash in free agency. The Dolphins have been frequently connected to impending free agent receivers, particularly Dwayne Bowe. Ross is right in his belief that rebuilding teams are best off building through the draft, but Miami's receiver corps is more than a pick or two away from being viable. If Ross opens his wallet up for any position this offseason, it should be wideout.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2012 Game Highs
|Receptions||8||2 times-last:at SD||last:Week 9||7|
|Receiving Yards||108||vs. SD||Week 4||128|
|Receiving TD||2||at Buf||Week 2||2|
|Total Yards||108||vs. SD||Week 4||128|
|Total TD||2||at Buf||Week 2||2|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Carries||1||2 times-last: 2011 (KC)|
|Rushing Yards||12||2011 (KC)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||12.0*||2011 (KC)|
|Receiving Yards||1162||2010 (KC)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||16.1||2010 (KC)|
|Receiving TD||15||2010 (KC)|
|Total Yards||1171||2011 (KC)|
|Total TD||15||2010 (KC)|