Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Dwayne Bowe to get some preseason play
By Bill Williamson
With the regular season quickly approaching, the Kansas City Chiefs are not wasting time getting Dwayne Bowe prepared to play in Week 1.
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel told reporters Wednesday that Bowe will play some Friday night against Seattle. Bowe, who missed the entire offseason program and all of training before reporting to the team Friday, had his first padded practice Tuesday. Crennel said Bowe will not play extensively Friday, but he will get a chance to get acquainted with the team’s new offensive system in a game setting.
“I will play him some, just give him a couple plays here and there, but I don’t think that he’s ready to play a full game or anything like that,” Crennel said.
Usually, starters play little, if at all, in the preseason finale. Crennel said he will decide later if Bowe will play in the Chiefs’ last preseason game, on Aug. 30 against Green Bay.
“I’ll have to see how he does this game before making that assessment,” Crennel said.
I think it is smart and predictable that Bowe will play Friday. Again, it won’t be a ton of work, but he needs to get some game action.
Meanwhile, Tennessee cut former Kansas City defensive tackle Shaun Smith. Crennel was asked if he could bring back Smith. He had an interesting answer.
“Shaun is my man,” Crennel said. “Shaun would love to be here, I’m sure, but we’ve got some guys on the team right now that they’ve worked pretty good and we feel decent about them, and then we’ll have to kind of look at it and see. I have not talked to Shaun yet, but Shaun might give me a call here shortly, but Shaun is a good guy and I like Shaun a lot. I’ve had him on two different teams, so we’ll see how that plays out as well.”
My translation: The Chiefs will consider signing Smith if they feel like he can help in a rotation.