Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe plans to report by Week 1

Dwayne Bowe

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Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe is the last unsigned franchise player. In theory, he can stay away until the Tuesday after Week 10.

But he most likely won’t.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bowe plans to show before the regular season begins.

It’s not uncommon for franchise players to stay away until the days preceding the start of the regular season. Since the player isn’t under contract, he can’t be fined. And since the franchise level play doesn’t commence until the real games start, the player gets his full salary if he makes it back in time for the first regular-season game.

For Bowe, that’s $9.5 million for the year. Which translates to more than $558,000 per game.  Read More…