The Dwayne Bowe saga appears to be coming to an end. Bowe landed in Kansas City from Atlanta at approximately 3:25 p.m. CT. KMBC tweeted that Bowe signed his one-year tender.
Bowe received the franchise tag from the Chiefs over cornerback Brandon Carr in March. Bowe and the Chiefs failed to reach an agreement this offseason and the two parties can't agree to a contract extension until the 2013 offseason.
Now that Bowe signed his tender, worth $9.5 million, he will watch the Chiefs from the sidelines in tonight's match versus the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium.
The bad news for Bowe is, he has not had any reps in OTAs nor training camp in Brian Daboll's new offense, who was hired by the Chiefs as the new offensive coordinator this past offseason. Bowe needs to take in as much as he can in tonight's match while watching Jon Baldwin and his other teammates at wide receiver, who have a good understanding of Daboll's offense.
By the time the Chiefs get ready to face the St. Louis Rams on the road on August 18 for their second preseason match, Bowe will likely gain some knowledge of the new offense and earn himself a few snaps against the Rams.
Bowe led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2010 with 15. He scored one touchdown in seven consecutive games and had five multi-touchdown receptions that season. Bowe had a setback in 2011 with multiple changes at the quarterback position with only five touchdowns, but came away with his third career 1,000 yard season.
The Chiefs hope that he can return to his 2010 form under Daboll and learn as much of the offense as quickly as possible before the September 9 regular season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.