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Dwayne Bowe | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
College: LSU
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WR Dwayne Bowe was held out of the Chiefs' third preseason game with a quad injury.
He was injured in the team's second preseason game and has not practiced all week. Already suspended one game to start the season, the Chiefs cannot afford Bowe to miss any more time than necessary. Bowe has six catches for 72 yards (12 YPR) this preseason. Aug 24 - 12:00 AM

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Suspended WR Dwayne Bowe caught five balls for 62 yards on six targets in Kansas City's second preseason game Sunday night.

Knocked for looking slow last year, Bowe showed route-running burst on an 18-yard downfield reception midway through the first quarter. He also truck-sticked Panthers CB Melvin White on a sideline reception, and had a long gain of 21. Bowe is suspended for Week 1 with a capped ceiling due to Alex Smith's risk-averse passing approach, but his mid-ninth-round Average Draft Slot is at least reasonable. Bowe makes some sense as a WR4 pick.
Aug 17 - 9:56 PM

NFL suspended Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

This is likely the result of Bowe's arrest for possession of marijuana in November. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges and paid a meager $610 fine, but commissioner Roger Goodell wasn't satisfied. Bowe will miss the opener against the Titans and be back for Week 2. Jamaal Charles will see an even bigger workload, while Bowe's absence could mean more looks for breakout candidate TE Travis Kelce. The Chiefs don't have much behind Bowe at receiver.
Aug 15 - 12:03 PM

Coach Andy Reid said Dwayne Bowe's finger is "shot."

Bowe has had a poor camp, highlighted by a bout of drops. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball," Reid said. "But he's getting his work done." Bowe has not missed any practice time and is expected to play in Sunday night's preseason game against the Panthers. It sounds like he's just going to play through the injury and hope it heals on its own.
Aug 14 - 11:28 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says Dwayne Bowe "hasn't had a great camp."

Bowe is in the best shape of his life after working with a nutritionist and personal trainer during the offseason. It hasn't translated during camp practices. Bowe dropped two passes during Wednesday's sessions and deflected another that went for an interception, sparking the second report from Teicher in as many weeks about Bowe's struggles. We wouldn't want to bet on him as a WR3, especially with Alex Smith refusing to push the ball down the field.
Aug 13 - 9:14 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says there's been "no indication" at camp that the Chiefs will "get more" from Dwayne Bowe this season.

The K.C. Star reported in early July that Bowe "looked great" at spring work, but it apparently hasn't translated to camp. It's a disappointment after Bowe reported to camp in the best shape of his career, dropping to 212 pounds after typically playing in the 222-225 range. We have a hard time believing Bowe won't improve on last year's 57/673/5 line, but there's little reason to believe he'll suddenly have great chemistry with risk-averse passer Alex Smith. He's a fantasy WR3/4.
Aug 7 - 3:31 PM

The NFL is still looking at Dwayne Bowe's November arrest for marijuana.

Bowe ended up pleading guilty to lesser charges of defective equipment and littering charges, paying a mere $610 fine. We're not expecting this to result in any league discipline, but it's possible it will count as a strike against the personal conduct policy. The NFL said Monday that the case is pending.
Source: USA Today
Jul 16 - 9:05 AM

Dwayne Bowe says he's "made the initiative to be in better shape" this season and is down to 212 pounds.

Bowe's played at 222-225 since entering the league. This offseason, he hired a nutritionist and focused on a diet featuring fish, vegetables, and fewer carbs. Entering his age-30 season, Bowe has made it a point to improve his conditioning in order to continue playing at a high level. We don't expect a big bounce-back season in the box score because he'll be limited by Alex Smith, and the Chiefs' offense going through Jamaal Charles. But Bowe has WR3 appeal.
Source: USA Today
Jul 14 - 6:53 PM

The Kansas City Star claims Dwayne Bowe "looked great" during offseason workouts.

Bowe hired a nutritionist and personal trainer for the first time in his career, and is participating in Larry Fitzgerald's camp in Minnesota. NFL Films' Greg Cosell recently noted that he thought Bowe looked slower than ever on tape last season. "I remember Ron Jaworski and I talking about that you know Week 7, Week 8," Cosell said on John Hansen's podcast. "We really thought Dwayne Bowe lost something. You know he was never a burner as you said, but he wasn't slow either. He wasn't a plodder. There were times last year I thought he kinda looked that way. So this is a very interesting year for Dwayne Bowe."
Jul 13 - 2:40 PM

Dwayne Bowe has been working with a nutritionist and personal trainer for the last two months.

Bowe says it's the first time in his career he's hired the combo to prepare for a season. There were early-season rumors last year that Bowe was playing too heavy, though it wasn't evident on his game tape. His production picked up late in the season as Alex Smith showed an improved willingness to pull the trigger on intermediate and downfield throws. Bowe is entering his age-30 season. We don't expect a huge bounce back, but he'll he worth a look as a fantasy WR3.
Apr 21 - 2:53 PM

Dwayne Bowe pleaded guilty to defective equipment and littering charges and paid a $610 fine to resolve the marijuana possession matter against him.

Bowe was popped for marijuana possession back in November. Since it was his first arrest for possession, he was allowed to pay a fine. Bowe should avoid a suspension but could wind up being placed in the substance-abuse program.
Apr 16 - 7:33 PM

Dwayne Bowe's attorney filed a motion to suppress evidence related to a November arrest for marijuana possession.

The attorney contends the search of Bowe's vehicle and person was conducted without a valid warrant, without probable cause, and in an unreasonable manner. If the judge grants the motion, the evidence in the case would be thrown out. Bowe could still be subject to league discipline over the incident.
Apr 12 - 10:33 AM

Dwayne Bowe said he plans on changing the way he eats this offseason and wants to work on his endurance.

"One thing I want to work on — my endurance," Bowe said. "I was really, really tired that last game." Bowe, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 221, added that he wants to play around 208 pounds in 2014 in an effort to become "more explosive and faster." He's coming off one of his worst statistical seasons, but it wasn't all Bowe's fault. Alex Smith enjoyed checking the ball down to Jamaal Charles and his tight ends. Bowe will be drafted as a mid-range WR3 in fantasy next summer.
Jan 15 - 9:51 AM

Dwayne Bowe suffered a "mild" foot sprain in Saturday's Wild Card loss.

Bowe never checked out against the Colts, so we assume his injury is truly "mild." He was the intended target on Kansas City's final play from scrimmage. Bowe was highly disappointing in the first season of his five-year, $56 million contract, catching just 57 passes for 673 yards and five touchdowns. He was more effective after the Chiefs began featuring him more out of the slot, where the odds of weak-armed Alex Smith targeting him increase. Bowe will be a mid-range WR3 for 2014.
Jan 7 - 7:08 PM

Dwayne Bowe caught eight passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

It was by far Bowe's best game of the season, as he blew by his regular-season highs for both catches (seven) and yards (70). Bowe made a mockery of the Colts' tackling on a 63-yard catch in the first quarter, and whipped Vontae Davis on a six-yard slant for his score. This being Bowe, however, he failed to stay in bounds on what would have been a first-down catch on Kansas City's final play from scrimmage, a 4th-and-11 with under two minutes remaining. It wasn't a perfectly-thrown ball, but should have been caught by a $56 million No. 1 receiver. Used more out of the slot down the stretch of an otherwise forgettable (57/673/5) year, Bowe will remain on the WR3 radar for 2014.
Jan 4 - 9:05 PM

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