KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was on the field with the rest of his teammates Monday for the first time since signing his franchise tender last week.
NFL rules prevent Bowe from practicing in pads until today, but he spent time working with quarterback Matt Cassel and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Bowe has been seeking a long-term deal and skipped the offseason program and the start of training camp. He signed his franchise tender on Friday, which means he’ll play under a one-year contract worth about $9.5 million.
Bowe caught 81 passes for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns last season. The former first-round draft pick has at least 1,000 yards receiving four of his five seasons in the league.
• Chiefs’ depth tested
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs’ depth in the defensive backfield is already being tested.
Starting safety Kendrick Lewis is out with a right shoulder injury he sustained early in the Chiefs’ preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night. Lewis was helping to make a tackle when he appeared to hurt his shoulder, and he immediately left the game.
His right arm was in a sling after the Chiefs’ 31-17 loss.
Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel said Sunday that Lewis will miss “a bit of time,” but did not provide details on the injury or a more definitive timetable.
Lewis is expected to wear a sling for several more days before starting a rehab program, but Crennel said the two-year starter is not considered a candidate for injured reserve.