Dwayne Bowe Signs Franchise Tender, Will Join Kansas City Chiefs in Camp
According to the Josh Looney, who runs the official Twitter feed of the franchise, the wide receiver inked the deal on Friday afternoon at the Chiefs' offseason camp:
This finally ends the drawn-out saga between the organization and one of its top players.
Now that the holdout is over, Bowe has a lot of catching up to do to build rapport with his new teammates and get back into NFL shape. It’s unlikely that the 27-year-old will suit up on Saturday for the Chiefs' preseason contest against the St. Louis Rams, but head coach Romeo Crennel will be eager to get him back into the fold as soon as possible.
Is Bowe Worth the Franchise Tag?
According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, a WR who is franchised-tagged can expect a one-year deal worth approximately $9.6 million (which is actually almost $2 million less than the 2011 valuation). It’s currently unknown if Bowe signed for that amount or negotiated a different settlement with the franchise.
What is known is that the former first-round pick is a huge part of the Chiefs' plans and must have a solid season if K.C. wants to win the wide-open AFC West.
Bowe put together a solid 2011-12 campaign (16 games played, 81 receptions, 1,159 yards and five touchdowns) with Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko and Kyle Orton throwing him the ball. If there is some stability at the QB position and Cassel continues his improvement, Bowe is in line for the second All-Pro year of his career.
Keep it tuned to B/R for the latest news, updates, information, opinion and analysis on Dwayne Bowe’s acceptance of the Kansas City Chiefs' franchise tender.
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