Dwayne Bowe Signs Franchise Tender

The Bowe Show will finally return to the Kansas City Chiefs. After sitting on his franchise tender all offseason, WR Dwayne Bowe has signed it and will report to Kansas City for the final three weeks of the preseason.

Bowe was the final franchise player in the league to sign his tender and report to camp.

In choosing not to sign his tender until August 17, Bowe was able to avoid the grueling practices in the heat of St. Joseph, but now finds himself behind in learning offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s system.

Though the Chiefs and Bowe still have yet to agree to a long-term deal, the wide receiver will still be taking home $9.5 million while playing as the franchise player.

The two sides can still work on a new contract, but it remains to be seen if GM Scott Pioli and the Chiefs are willing to invest the kind of money Bowe likely feels he is worth. The emergence of second-year wide receiver Jon Baldwin could soften the blow of losing Bowe after the season.

No matter what his future beyond 2012 with the Chiefs may end up being, Bowe’s main focus needs to be getting in shape so he can line up on September 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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