Saturday, August 11, 2012
Romeo Crennel has not seen Dwayne Bowe
By Bill Williamson
Dwayne Bowe might be in Kansas City, but he isn’t with the Chiefs.
The city was abuzz when the holdout receiver arrived on Friday afternoon. There was even a report that Bowe ended his holdout.
That has not happened.
In a conference call with reporters Saturday, a day after an impressive 27-17 preseason win against visiting Arizona -- Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said he has no update on Bowe.
“It’s just been mentioned that there was a spotting of him, but I have no knowledge,” Crennel said. “No one has told me anything, so if he reports to camp, that will be the first time I see him. We’ll go about business as we need to."
Crennel was asked when he expects Bowe to report. Crennel has no earthly idea. For what it’s worth, it has been widely reported that Bowe will likely report to the Chiefs in early September. The team opens the season Sept. 9.
“I don’t know when it’s going to happen,” Crennel said. “I haven’t had any conversations or anything like that. The way it is, Dwayne can wait until the season starts if he chooses to. It’s kind of up to him. He will report when he wants to, or when he and his people decide they’re ready to come. But in the meantime, I’m going to work with the guys I have here.”
Friday’s fiasco serves as a good lesson. Bowe being in Kansas City meant nothing as far as his reporting goes. He will report when he wants to report, and until then, everything else is simply speculation.
In other AFC West news:
The shoulder injury suffered by Oakland tight end Brandon Myers is reportedly not serious.
Oakland’s game against Dallas will be shown on local television. It will be broadcast on ESPN.
Oakland receiver Duke Calhoun suffered what Oakland coach Dennis Allen said might be a “significant” knee injury Saturday. He had an outside chance of making the team.
U-T San Diego is reporting that the Chargers have cut quarterback Kevin O’Connell. That means backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is recovered from a knee injury.